Airforce Technology-Updates The latest content updates from the web site en-us Airforce Technology-Updates USAF receives first CONECT-upgraded B-52 Stratofortress bomber The US Air Force (USAF) has received the first upgraded B-52 Stratofortress bomber from the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex (OC-ALC) at Barksdale Air Force Base (AFB), Louisiana, US. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 23:00:00 GMT India’s DRDO test fires Akash nuclear-capable anti-aircraft missile India’s Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has successfully test fired the domestically built medium-range anti-aircraft missile, Akash, from launch complex-III of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur near Balasore, in Odish… Wed, 23 Apr 2014 23:00:00 GMT Rolls-Royce secures engines support contract for US military V-22 aircraft Rolls-Royce has secured a contract to support the AE 1107C Liberty turboshaft engines that power the US Air Force (USAF) and Marine Corps’ V-22 tilt-rotor aircraft fleet. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 23:00:00 GMT Armement Air-Sol Modulaire (AASM) HAMMER Air-to-Ground Missile Armement Air-Sol Modulaire (AASM) HAMMER (Highly Agile Modular Munition Extended Range) is a new generation medium-range modular air-to-ground weapon designed and manufactured by Sagem (Safran group), for the French Air Force and Navy. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:41:00 GMT IAF issues RFP for indigenous production of Pilatus PC-7 Mark-II aircraft The Indian Air Force (IAF) has issued a request for information (RFP) seeking participation from domestic companies in the proposed $1.2bn programme to manufacture 106 Pilatus PC-7 Mark-II trainer aircraft. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 23:00:00 GMT RAAF confirms plans to acquire additional F-35 joint strike fighters The Australian Government has authorised the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) to acquire an additional 58 F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter (JSF) aircraft. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 23:00:00 GMT DARPA seeks to develop new automation system to reduce pilot workload The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has launched a new programme to help reduce pilot workload, as well as improve mission performance and safety of the military aircraft. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 23:00:00 GMT Japan boosts surveillance against China with new E-2C Hawkeye squadron Japan has reportedly enhanced its military surveillance capabilities in Okinawa with the launch of a squadron of four E-2C Hawkeye airborne early warning aircraft amid rising territorial tensions with China. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 23:00:00 GMT Indian and French air forces to conduct Garuda-5 exercise in June The Indian and French air forces are set to conduct their fifth joint air exercise, Garuda, at Jodhpur airbase in Rajasthan from 3 June, unnamed Indian Air Force (IAF) officials have revealed. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 23:00:00 GMT USAF evaluates Google Glass for potential battlefield use The US Air Force (USAF) is testing Google Glass and its head-mounted optical see-through display technology for possible use on the battlefield. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 23:00:00 GMT ZYNX Wins 2014 Internet Telephony Product of the Year Award TMC, a global, integrated media company, has named the Ultra5™ ZX2000 platform as a recipient of a 2014 INTERNET TELEPHONY Product of the Year Award. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 08:57:00 GMT Russian Air Force orders MiG-29 SMT Fulcrum multirole aircraft The Russian Defence Ministry has awarded a contract to MiG for the supply of 16 MiG-29 SMT Fulcrum multirole fighter aircraft to the national Air Force. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 23:00:00 GMT TAI continues Hurkus aircraft’s flight testing campaign Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) has successfully completed a pre-flight centre of gravity "CG Forward" testing of the indigenously manufactured Hurkus primary and basic trainer aircraft, from an undisclosed location. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 23:00:00 GMT USAF orders SD flight trainers from Aircrew Training Systems Environmental Tectonics Corporation’s (ETC) division Aircrew Training Systems has been awarded a contract to supply spatial disorientation flight simulators to the US Air Force (USAF). Wed, 16 Apr 2014 23:00:00 GMT Sandia National Laboratories completes wind tunnel testing of B61-12 bomb Sandia National Laboratories has successfully completed the first full-scale wind tunnel test of the B61-12 gravity bomb as part of its Life Extension Program (LEP) at Arnold Engineering Development Center in Tennessee, US. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 23:00:00 GMT Croatian Air Force receives first upgraded MIG 21 fighter from Ukraine The Croatian Air Force and Air Defence has taken delivery of the first upgraded MIG-21 BIS fighter aircraft from Ukraine at the Pleso Air Base in Zagreb, Croatia. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 23:00:00 GMT Raytheon secures first Paveway IV export contract Raytheon has been awarded a contract for the supply of its Paveway IV precision-guided munitions (PGM) to an undisclosed international customer. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 23:00:00 GMT Fast and furious - the world’s fastest military aircraft Speed and agility are decisive advantages in any form of aerial dominance. profiles the top ten fastest military aircraft in service with armed forces across the world. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 23:00:00 GMT Cubic to supply P5 combat training system to Moroccan Air Force Cubic Defense Systems has received a contract to supply its P5 combat training system (P5CTS) to the Royal Moroccan Air Force. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 23:00:00 GMT Quickstep, Marand sign long-term F-35 component agreement Quickstep has signed a long‐term agreement (LTA) with Marand Precision Engineering to manufacture components for the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter (JSF) aircraft. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 23:00:00 GMT