Airforce Technology-Updates The latest content updates from the 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 US and Canada intercept eight Russian jets near Alaska http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsus-canada-intercept-eight-russian-jets-near-alaska-4380135 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsus-canada-intercept-eight-russian-jets-near-alaska-4380135 US and Canadian fighter jets have reportedly intercepted eight Russian aircraft and refuelling tankers off the coast of Alaska and Canada in two incidents over the past week. Sun, 21 Sep 2014 23:00:00 GMT Australian contingent departs for Middle East to fight against IS http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsaustralian-contingent-departs-for-middle-east-to-fight-against-is-4380128 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsaustralian-contingent-departs-for-middle-east-to-fight-against-is-4380128 Australian military personnel and aircraft have departed for the Middle East to contribute to an international coalition formed to defeat the Islamic State (IS) militants in Iraq. Sun, 21 Sep 2014 23:00:00 GMT US DLA awards long-term logistics support contract to Boeing http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsus-dla-awards-long-term-logistics-support-contract-to-boeing-4379358 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsus-dla-awards-long-term-logistics-support-contract-to-boeing-4379358 Boeing has been awarded a contract for the supply of aircraft parts and support to the US Defense Logistics Agency (DLA). Sun, 21 Sep 2014 23:00:00 GMT Rolls-Royce completes V-22 engine upgrade flight tests http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsrolls-royce-completes-v-22-engine-upgrade-flight-tests-4378661 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsrolls-royce-completes-v-22-engine-upgrade-flight-tests-4378661 Rolls-Royce has completed a new engine upgrade for the AE 1107C Liberty turboshaft engines that power the US Air Force (USAF) and Marine Corps' V-22 tilt-rotor aircraft fleet. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 23:00:00 GMT France agrees to launch airstrikes on IS militants in Iraq http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsfrance-agrees-to-launch-airstrikes-on-is-militants-in-iraq-4378671 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsfrance-agrees-to-launch-airstrikes-on-is-militants-in-iraq-4378671 The French Government has agreed to carry out airstrikes on the Islamic State (IS) militants in northern Iraq. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 23:00:00 GMT USAF contracts CyPhy Works for pocket-sized drone production http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsusaf-contracts-cyphy-works-for-pocket-sized-drone-production-4378655 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsusaf-contracts-cyphy-works-for-pocket-sized-drone-production-4378655 CyPhy Works has received a contract from the US Air Force (USAF) to help enhance search and rescue (SAR) operations. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 23:00:00 GMT Boeing completes final design review for Talon HATE programme http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsboeing-completes-final-design-review-for-talon-hate-programme-4376196 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsboeing-completes-final-design-review-for-talon-hate-programme-4376196 Boeing has successfully completed the final design review for the US Air Force’s (USAF) Talon HATE programme. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 23:00:00 GMT USAF orders additional RQ-4 Global Hawks from Northrop http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsusaf-orders-additional-rq-4-global-hawks-from-northrop-4376209 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsusaf-orders-additional-rq-4-global-hawks-from-northrop-4376209 Northrop Grumman has been awarded a contract to deliver additional RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) to the US Air Force (USAF). Wed, 17 Sep 2014 23:00:00 GMT L-3 Communications to start crucial testing of KC-135 tanker for UK RAF http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsl-3-communications-to-start-crucial-testing-of-kc-135-tanker-for-uk-raf-4377285 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsl-3-communications-to-start-crucial-testing-of-kc-135-tanker-for-uk-raf-4377285 L-3 Communications is set to start flight testing on a KC-135 tanker, which is earmarked for conversion into the Rivet Joint airframe for the UK Royal Air Force (RAF), at its Greenville facility in Texas, US. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 23:00:00 GMT US military starts testing of enhanced F-35 Lightning II logistics system http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsus-military-starts-testing-of-enhanced-f-35-lightning-ii-logistics-system-4375591 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsus-military-starts-testing-of-enhanced-f-35-lightning-ii-logistics-system-4375591 The US military has started testing of an enhanced version of the F-35 Lightning II autonomic logistics information system (ALIS). Tue, 16 Sep 2014 23:00:00 GMT USAF and Nato advance E-3 AWACS upgrade programme http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsusaf-and-nato-advance-e-3-awacs-upgrade-programme-4375601 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsusaf-and-nato-advance-e-3-awacs-upgrade-programme-4375601 The US Air Force and Nato are continuing the modernisation of their E-3 Sentry airborne warning and control system (AWACS) aircraft, as part of the diminishing manufacturing sources replacement of avionics for global operations and navigation (DRAGON… Tue, 16 Sep 2014 23:00:00 GMT BAE awards Hawk Oman Training System development contract to L-3 Link http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsbae-awards-hawk-oman-training-system-development-contract-to-l-3-link-4375608 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsbae-awards-hawk-oman-training-system-development-contract-to-l-3-link-4375608 BAE Systems has awarded a contract to L-3 Communications to develop the Hawk Oman Training System (HOTS). Tue, 16 Sep 2014 23:00:00 GMT Airbus announces defence sell offs, will others follow? http://www.airforce-technology.com/features/featureairbus-announces-defence-sell-offs-will-others-follow-4376511/ http://www.airforce-technology.com/features/featureairbus-announces-defence-sell-offs-will-others-follow-4376511/ In a radical shake-up of its business portfolio, Airbus Defence and Space has announced it will sell several business units in order to concentrate on its core activities in space, military aircraft, missiles and related systems and services. Several… Tue, 16 Sep 2014 23:00:00 GMT AGM-88E Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile http://www.airforce-technology.com/projects/agm-88e-advanced-anti-radiation-guided-missile/ http://www.airforce-technology.com/projects/agm-88e-advanced-anti-radiation-guided-missile/ The AGM-88E AARGM is a medium-range air-to-ground missile developed by Alliant Techsystems (ATK). Tue, 16 Sep 2014 13:00:00 GMT Poland considers pulling out of Visegrad defence radar project http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newspoland-considers-pulling-out-of-visegrad-defence-radar-project-4374013 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newspoland-considers-pulling-out-of-visegrad-defence-radar-project-4374013 Poland is reportedly ready to quit a joint defence radar development project that it is working on with Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 23:00:00 GMT Pratt and USAF complete qualification for F135 engine testing http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newspratt-and-usaf-complete-qualification-for-f135-engine-testing-4373995 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newspratt-and-usaf-complete-qualification-for-f135-engine-testing-4373995 Pratt & Whitney has completed qualification for the F135 engine testing at the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex (OC-ALC), located at Tinker Air Force Base (AFB), Oklahoma, US. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 23:00:00 GMT Lockheed completes initial test flight of new aircraft laser turret http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newslockheed-completes-initial-test-flight-of-new-aircraft-laser-turret-4373982 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newslockheed-completes-initial-test-flight-of-new-aircraft-laser-turret-4373982 Lockheed Martin has successfully completed an initial test flight of the aero-adaptive aero-optic beam control (ABC) turret onboard the University of Notre Dame's airborne aero-optical laboratory transonic aircraft in Michigan, US. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 23:00:00 GMT T-6C Texan II Turboprop Military Trainer http://www.airforce-technology.com/projects/t-6c-texan-ii-turboprop-military-trainer/ http://www.airforce-technology.com/projects/t-6c-texan-ii-turboprop-military-trainer/ Beechcraft’s (formerly Hawker Beechcraft) T-6C Texan II next-generation military flight trainer aircraft is an improved version of the T-6B Texan II primary aircraft training system. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 23:00:00 GMT Su-34 (Su-32) Fullback Fighter Bomber http://www.airforce-technology.com/projects/su34/ http://www.airforce-technology.com/projects/su34/ The Su-34 (also known as Su-27IB) fighter bomber has been developed by the Sukhoi Design Bureau Joint Stock Company in Moscow. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 12:02:00 GMT Russia refutes claims of Kosmos-2495 explosion over US http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsrussia-refutes-claims-of-kosmos-2495-explosion-over-us-4372694 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsrussia-refutes-claims-of-kosmos-2495-explosion-over-us-4372694 The Russian Aerospace Defense Forces has denied US media reports alleging that a Russian military satellite exploded in the national airspace. Sun, 14 Sep 2014 23:00:00 GMT