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 Airbus conducts air-to-air refuelling between C295W and H225M helicopter http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsairbus-conducts-air-to-air-refuelling-between-c295w-and-h225m-helicopter-5720267 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsairbus-conducts-air-to-air-refuelling-between-c295w-and-h225m-helicopter-5720267 Airbus Defence and Space has successfully completed an air-to-air refuelling demonstration between a C295W tactical airlifter and a H225M Caracal helicopter. Fri, 20 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Deals this week: Northrop Grumman, General Electric, Leidos http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsdeals-this-week-northrop-grumman-general-electric-leidos-5719735 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsdeals-this-week-northrop-grumman-general-electric-leidos-5719735 The US Air Force has awarded a contract modification worth $140m to Northrop Grumman Corporation in support of battlefield airborne communication node payload systems. Fri, 20 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Northrop Grumman and partners to support RAAF's KC-30A fleet http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsnorthrop-grumman-and-partners-to-support-raafs-kc-30a-fleet-5720281 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsnorthrop-grumman-and-partners-to-support-raafs-kc-30a-fleet-5720281 Northrop Grumman Integrated Defence Services (IDS) has partnered with Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance (AFI KLM E&M) and Lufthansa Technik to provide support services for Royal Australian Air Force’s (RAAF) fleet of KC-30A multi-ro… Fri, 20 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Spy’Ranger Mini Tactical Unmanned Aerial Vehicle http://www.airforce-technology.com/projects/spyranger-mini-tactical-unmanned-aerial-vehicle/ http://www.airforce-technology.com/projects/spyranger-mini-tactical-unmanned-aerial-vehicle/ Spy’Ranger mini unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) system is developed by Thales for use by the armed forces and special forces units in applications such as airborne image intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR), and target acquisition. Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Leonardo wins €500m aircraft delivery contracts for Italian air force and army http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsleonardo-wins-500m-aircraft-delivery-contracts-for-italian-air-force-and-army-5719132 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsleonardo-wins-500m-aircraft-delivery-contracts-for-italian-air-force-and-army-5719132 Leonardo has been awarded two contracts totalling €500m from the Italian National Armaments Directorate of the Italian Defence Ministry. Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Israeli Air Force receives Arrow-III anti-ballistic missile http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsisraeli-air-force-receives-arrow-iii-anti-ballistic-missile-5719715 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsisraeli-air-force-receives-arrow-iii-anti-ballistic-missile-5719715 The Israeli Air Force has reportedly taken delivery of an operational Arrow-III anti-ballistic missile defence system. Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Elbit to supply BrightNite systems to a Nato country http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newselbit-to-supply-brightnite-systems-to-a-nato-country-5719941 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newselbit-to-supply-brightnite-systems-to-a-nato-country-5719941 Elbit Systems has been contracted to supply multi-spectral BrightNite systems to an undisclosed air force in a Nato country. Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Raytheon completes factory qualification testing of USAF's GPS OCX http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsraytheon-completes-factory-qualification-testing-of-usafs-gps-ocx-5718727 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsraytheon-completes-factory-qualification-testing-of-usafs-gps-ocx-5718727 Raytheon has achieved a significant milestone in the US Air Force's (USAF) global positioning system next-generation operational control system (GPS OCX) development programme. Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Nigerian Air Force air strike kills 52 people http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsnigerian-air-forces-accidental-bombing-kills-52-people-5719084 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsnigerian-air-forces-accidental-bombing-kills-52-people-5719084 A Nigerian Air Force fighter jet has mistakenly bombed a refugee camp in the country, killing at least 52 people and injuring 120 others. Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Lockheed selects BAE to modernise F-22 Raptor’s head-up display http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newslockheed-selects-bae-to-modernise-f-22-raptors-head-up-display-5718117 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newslockheed-selects-bae-to-modernise-f-22-raptors-head-up-display-5718117 BAE Systems has been selected to modernise the head-up display (HUD) of the US Air Force's (USAF) F-22 Raptor fighter aircraft fleet. Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Diligent secures COMSEC / CCI award from US Air Force http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsdiligent-secures-comsec-cci-award-from-us-air-force-5717722 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsdiligent-secures-comsec-cci-award-from-us-air-force-5717722 US-based business management consultant Diligent Consulting has secured an award for the Air Force (AF) Communications Secure (COMSEC) and Controlled Cryptographic Items (CCI) Accountability and Tracking (COMSEC / CCI) Tool programme. Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Liteye and Tribalco partner to equip US military with anti UAV defence systems http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsliteye-and-tribalco-partner-to-equip-us-military-with-anti-uav-defence-systems-5718073 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsliteye-and-tribalco-partner-to-equip-us-military-with-anti-uav-defence-systems-5718073 Liteye Systems has entered into a partnership with Tribalco in order to deliver multiple anti-unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) defence systems (AUDS) to the US military. Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Eurofighter and NETMA sign two contracts to support Typhoon fleet http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newseurofighter-and-netma-sign-two-contracts-to-strengthen-eurofighter-typhoon-fleet-5717098 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newseurofighter-and-netma-sign-two-contracts-to-strengthen-eurofighter-typhoon-fleet-5717098 Eurofighter Jagdflugzeug has concluded a five-year arrangement with Nato Eurofighter and Tornado Management Organisation (NETMA) in order to boost the Eurofighter Typhoon fleet worldwide. Mon, 16 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT USAF names preferred locations to host F-35A, KC-46A and MQ-9 Reaper http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsusaf-names-preferred-locations-to-host-f-35a-kc-46a-and-mq-9-reaper-5717178 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsusaf-names-preferred-locations-to-host-f-35a-kc-46a-and-mq-9-reaper-5717178 The US Air Force (USAF) has selected preferred locations for its future F-35A Lightning II joint strike fighter, KC-46A Pegasus and MQ-9 Reaper aircraft. Mon, 16 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Bluedrop wins contract to support RCAF's CFTS programme http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsbluedrop-wins-contract-to-support-rcafs-cfts-programme-5716228 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsbluedrop-wins-contract-to-support-rcafs-cfts-programme-5716228 Canada-based Bluedrop Training and Simulation has secured a contract from KF Aerospace Defence Programs to support the Royal Canadian Air Force's (RCAF) contracted flying training and support (CFTS) programme. Mon, 16 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT CAE wins $762m training services contracts from RCAF and US Army http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newscae-wins-762m-worth-training-services-contracts-from-rcaf-and-us-army-5715910 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newscae-wins-762m-worth-training-services-contracts-from-rcaf-and-us-army-5715910 CAE has received two training services contracts totalling C$1bn ($762m) from the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) and the US Army. Fri, 13 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Deals this week: AAI, VSE Corporation, GKN Aerospace http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsdeals-this-week-aai-vse-corporation-gkn-aerospace-5714739 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsdeals-this-week-aai-vse-corporation-gkn-aerospace-5714739 AAI Corporation has won a $475m-worth contract to provide intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) services for mid-endurance unmanned aircraft systems. Fri, 13 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Report: China emerges as the biggest supplier of arms to Ghana http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsreport-china-emerges-as-the-biggest-supplier-of-arms-to-ghana-5713384 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsreport-china-emerges-as-the-biggest-supplier-of-arms-to-ghana-5713384 Ghana, which has limited and relatively underdeveloped domestic defence production capabilities, historically imported most of its weapon systems from China, according a report by Strategic Defence Intelligence (SDI). Fri, 13 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT GKN to continue to provide Gripen engine support in Sweden http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsgkn-to-continue-to-provide-gripen-engine-support-in-sweden-5716220 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsgkn-to-continue-to-provide-gripen-engine-support-in-sweden-5716220 GKN Aerospace will continue to support Gripen RM12 engines, as part of a three-year contract extension signed with the Swedish Defense Materiel Administration (FMV). Fri, 13 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Aeronautical System Maintenance http://www.airforce-technology.com/downloads/whitepapers/weapons/aeronautical-system-maintenance-expal/ http://www.airforce-technology.com/downloads/whitepapers/weapons/aeronautical-system-maintenance-expal/ Experience, know-how and capabilities in the development and manufacture of weapon systems and ammunition, together with a clear vocation of service to the armed forces, strengthens EXPAL's offer as maintenance service and modernization provider. 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