Airforce Technology-Updates The latest content updates from the www.airforce-technology.com web site http://www.airforce-technology.com/ en-us http://www.airforce-technology.com/ Airforce Technology-Updates http://www.airforce-technology.com/content/images/logo_big.gif Increase in Handheld Device Visitors to Rubb Military Website http://www.airforce-technology.com/contractors/logistics/rubb-buildings/pressincrease-handheld-device-visitors-rubb-military-website.html http://www.airforce-technology.com/contractors/logistics/rubb-buildings/pressincrease-handheld-device-visitors-rubb-military-website.html The percentage of handheld device users visiting the Rubb Military website has been increasing by nearly 30% within the last few months. Tue, 26 Jul 2016 09:53:00 GMT Gripen E: an evolution in pictures http://www.airforce-technology.com/features/featuregripen-e-an-evolution-in-pictures-4951188/ http://www.airforce-technology.com/features/featuregripen-e-an-evolution-in-pictures-4951188/ Saab has unveiled the Gripen E next-generation fighter, featuring an improved avionics system, the capability to carry more weapons and an improved range. Claire Apthorp takes a look at the evolution of the Gripen fighter and the capabilities of the … Mon, 25 Jul 2016 23:00:00 GMT Raytheon to develop new technologies for airborne communications http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsraytheon-to-develop-new-technologies-for-airborne-communications-4959783 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsraytheon-to-develop-new-technologies-for-airborne-communications-4959783 Raytheon is developing new technologies to allow seamless communication between next-generation manned and unmanned flying vehicles. Mon, 25 Jul 2016 23:00:00 GMT Airbus to provide Heron 1 UAS for German military deployment in Mali http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsairbus-to-provide-heron-1-uas-for-german-military-deployment-in-mali-4959515 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsairbus-to-provide-heron-1-uas-for-german-military-deployment-in-mali-4959515 Airbus Defence and Space has received a contract from the German Defence Procurement Agency (BAAInBw) to provide Heron 1 surveillance drones for use in military missions in Mali. Mon, 25 Jul 2016 23:00:00 GMT Teledyne wins contract to provide aircrew laser eye protection to USAF http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsteledyne-wins-contract-to-provide-aircrew-laser-eye-protection-to-usaf-4959250 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsteledyne-wins-contract-to-provide-aircrew-laser-eye-protection-to-usaf-4959250 Teledyne Scientific & Imaging (TS&I) has received a contract to provide laser eye protection to the US Air Force's (USAF) aircrew. Mon, 25 Jul 2016 23:00:00 GMT Indian Air Force's Antonov An-32 aircraft goes missing http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsindian-air-forces-antonov-an-32-aircraft-goes-missing-4958570 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsindian-air-forces-antonov-an-32-aircraft-goes-missing-4958570 The Indian defence authorities are engaged in search operations for the Indian Air Force's (IAF) Antonov An-32 aircraft, which went missing over the Bay of Bengal on Friday. Sun, 24 Jul 2016 23:00:00 GMT USAF to study effects of noise exposure on health http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsusaf-to-study-effects-of-noise-exposure-on-health-4958584 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsusaf-to-study-effects-of-noise-exposure-on-health-4958584 The US Air Force (USAF) is set to begin the Total Exposure Health initiative with the goal of improving warfighters' health by preventing them from being exposed to noise. Sun, 24 Jul 2016 23:00:00 GMT Grob G 120TP Trainer Aircraft http://www.airforce-technology.com/projects/grob-g-120tp-german-trainer-aircraft/ http://www.airforce-technology.com/projects/grob-g-120tp-german-trainer-aircraft/ The Grob G 120TP is a two-seat, single-engine military trainer aircraft manufactured by Grob Aircraft. It offers a cost-effective military training solution for the air forces. Sun, 24 Jul 2016 23:00:00 GMT Australia’s first Pilatus PC-21 aircraft completes initial test flight http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsaustralias-first-pilatus-pc-21-aircraft-completes-initial-test-flight-4958690 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsaustralias-first-pilatus-pc-21-aircraft-completes-initial-test-flight-4958690 The Australian Defence Force (ADF) first Pilatus PC-21 aircraft, which is registered as A54, has successfully completed the initial production test flight. Sun, 24 Jul 2016 23:00:00 GMT Report: Thailand’s defence budget to rise to $6.9bn by 2021 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsreport-thailands-defence-budget-to-rise-to-69bn-by-2021-4957406 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsreport-thailands-defence-budget-to-rise-to-69bn-by-2021-4957406 The Thai defence budget is projected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.06% to reach $6.9bn by 2021, says a report by Strategic Defence Intelligence (SDI). Thu, 21 Jul 2016 23:00:00 GMT Astronics to provide F-16 lighting systems for undisclosed international customer http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsastronics-to-provide-f-16-lighting-systems-for-undisclosed-international-customer-4956731 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsastronics-to-provide-f-16-lighting-systems-for-undisclosed-international-customer-4956731 Astronics Corporation has received a contract to deliver night vision compatible lighting systems to an undisclosed international customer to support its F-16 aircraft fleet. Thu, 21 Jul 2016 23:00:00 GMT Deals this week: SAIC, Grob Aircraft, Technica Corporation http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsdeals-this-week-saic-grob-aircraft-technica-corporation-4956370 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsdeals-this-week-saic-grob-aircraft-technica-corporation-4956370 Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) has won an $86m task order to provide the US Air Force with subject matter expertise. Thu, 21 Jul 2016 23:00:00 GMT SAIC wins $86m contract to provide subject matter expertise to USAF http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newssaic-wins-86m-contract-to-provide-subject-matter-expertise-to-usaf-4955823 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newssaic-wins-86m-contract-to-provide-subject-matter-expertise-to-usaf-4955823 Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) has received a strategic plans and policy support services task order from the US Air Force (USAF) and the General Services Administration (GSA) Federal Systems Integration Management Center (FEDS… Thu, 21 Jul 2016 23:00:00 GMT High-Quality Connectivity Solutions http://www.airforce-technology.com/downloads/whitepapers/electronic/high-quality-connectivity-solutions/ http://www.airforce-technology.com/downloads/whitepapers/electronic/high-quality-connectivity-solutions/ HUBER+SUHNER has many years of experience in the development, production and qualification of cables, connectors and cable systems for airborne applications. Thu, 21 Jul 2016 14:49:00 GMT UAE requests $785m sale of munitions from US http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsuae-requests-785m-sale-of-munitions-from-us-4956027 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsuae-requests-785m-sale-of-munitions-from-us-4956027 The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has notified Congress of the potential $785m foreign military sale of munitions, sustainment, and support to the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Wed, 20 Jul 2016 23:00:00 GMT USAF deploys airmen and A-10 Thunderbolt for cross-border training in Slovakia http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsusaf-deploys-airmen-and-a-10-thunderbolt-for-cross-border-training-in-slovakia-4955934 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsusaf-deploys-airmen-and-a-10-thunderbolt-for-cross-border-training-in-slovakia-4955934 The US Air Force (USAF) has deployed more than 140 airmen and eight A-10 Thunderbolt attack aircraft to participate in cross-border training in Slovakia as part of Operation Atlantic Resolve. Wed, 20 Jul 2016 23:00:00 GMT Cubic wins follow-on contract for USAF's air adviser training http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newscubic-wins-follow-on-contract-for-usafs-air-adviser-training-4956016 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newscubic-wins-follow-on-contract-for-usafs-air-adviser-training-4956016 Cubic Global Defense (CGD) has secured a contract to continue to provide air adviser training at the US Air Force (USAF) Expeditionary Center. Wed, 20 Jul 2016 23:00:00 GMT Cacador MALE Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) http://www.airforce-technology.com/projects/cacador-male-unmanned-aerial-system-uas/ http://www.airforce-technology.com/projects/cacador-male-unmanned-aerial-system-uas/ Cacador (Hunter) class-4 multi-role MALE (medium-altitude long-endurance) unmanned aerial system (UAS) was officially launched in June 2016, following a demonstration flight held in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Tue, 19 Jul 2016 23:00:00 GMT USAF's KC-46 completes final in-flight refuelling demonstration http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsusafs-kc-46-completes-final-in-flight-refuelling-demonstration-4954971 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsusafs-kc-46-completes-final-in-flight-refuelling-demonstration-4954971 The US Air Force's (USAF) KC-46 Pegasus tanker has successfully refuelled an A-10 Thunderbolt II, marking the successful completion of all flight tests required for the Milestone C production decision. Tue, 19 Jul 2016 23:00:00 GMT India to finalise Rafale combat aircraft deal with France http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsindia-to-finalise-rafale-combat-aircraft-deal-with-france-4954721 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsindia-to-finalise-rafale-combat-aircraft-deal-with-france-4954721 The Government of India is set to finalise the purchase of 36 Rafale combat aircraft in fly-away condition from France for the Indian Air Force (IAF). 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