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 Japan and Australia selected for F-35 maintenance in Pacific Region http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsjapan-australia-selected-for-f-35-maintenance-in-pacific-region-4473636 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsjapan-australia-selected-for-f-35-maintenance-in-pacific-region-4473636 The US Department of Defence (DoD) has selected Japan and Australia for the maintenance and upgrade of the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter based or operating in the Pacific region. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT USAF orders AN/PLM-4 radar signal simulators from Exelis http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsusaf-orders-anplm-4-radar-signal-simulators-from-exelis-4472588 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsusaf-orders-anplm-4-radar-signal-simulators-from-exelis-4472588 Exelis has been awarded a contract for the supply of its AN/PLM-4 radar signal simulators (RSS) to the US Air Force (USAF). Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT Airbus hands over first A400M aircraft to German Air Force http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsairbus-hands-over-first-a400m-aircraft-to-german-air-force-4473697 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsairbus-hands-over-first-a400m-aircraft-to-german-air-force-4473697 The German Air Force has taken delivery of the first A400M tactical transport aircraft from Airbus Defence and Space at its final assembly line in Seville, Spain. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT Lockheed cleared to start full rate production of JASSM-ER missile http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newslockheed-cleared-to-start-full-rate-production-of-jassm-er-missile-4472564 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newslockheed-cleared-to-start-full-rate-production-of-jassm-er-missile-4472564 Lockheed Martin has been authorised by the US Air Force (USAF) to start full rate production of its joint air-to-surface standoff missile-extended range (JASSM-ER). Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT Raytheon completes fourth launch exercise of USAF's GPS III OCX system http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsraytheon-completes-fourth-launch-exercise-of-usafs-gps-iii-ocx-system-4472578 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsraytheon-completes-fourth-launch-exercise-of-usafs-gps-iii-ocx-system-4472578 Raytheon has completed the fourth planned launch and early orbit exercise of the US Air Force's (USAF) Global Positioning System (GPS) III satellite and operational control system (OCX). Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT CAE receives simulation contracts from multiple armed forces http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newscae-receives-simulation-contracts-from-multiple-armed-forces-4472601 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newscae-receives-simulation-contracts-from-multiple-armed-forces-4472601 CAE has been awarded a series of contracts to provide a range of simulation products and upgrades, as well as professional and long-term support services to several armed forces. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT Kratos evaluates two new unmanned aerial drone and target systems http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newskratos-evaluates-two-new-unmanned-aerial-drone-and-target-systems-4471312 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newskratos-evaluates-two-new-unmanned-aerial-drone-and-target-systems-4471312 Kratos Defense & Security Solutions has successfully completed a series of test and demonstration flights for two models of its high performance unmanned aerial drone and target systems. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT Japan requests US for sale of AIM-120C7 air-to-air missiles http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsjapan-requests-us-for-sale-of-aim-120c7-air-to-air-missiles-4469766 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsjapan-requests-us-for-sale-of-aim-120c7-air-to-air-missiles-4469766 The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has notified Congress of a potential foreign military sale (FMS) of AIM-120C7 missiles and associated equipment to Japan. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT Small bombs, big effect: arming small UAVs with guided weapons http://www.airforce-technology.com/features/featuresmall-bombs-big-effect-arming-small-uavs-with-guided-weapons-4467893/ http://www.airforce-technology.com/features/featuresmall-bombs-big-effect-arming-small-uavs-with-guided-weapons-4467893/ The use of small, lightweight unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) on the battlefield has surged over recent years. Fitted with advanced sensors and cameras, the UAVs have proved a cost-effective way of providing vital intelligence to troops on the ground.… Wed, 17 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT Raytheon and Bell conduct first Griffin B missile launch from V-22 Osprey http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsraytheon-and-bell-conduct-first-griffin-b-missile-launch-from-v-22-osprey-4471299 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsraytheon-and-bell-conduct-first-griffin-b-missile-launch-from-v-22-osprey-4471299 Raytheon has successfully completed a test launch of the Griffin B missile from a V-22 Osprey multi-mission helicopter at Yuma Proving Ground, Arizona, US. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT Bolivian Air Force receives second AS332 C1e Super Puma helicopter http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsas332-c1e-super-puma-helicopter-4469741 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsas332-c1e-super-puma-helicopter-4469741 Airbus Helicopters has delivered the second AS332 C1e Super Puma helicopter to the Bolivian Air Force (FAB) during a ceremony in Cochabamba, Bolivia. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT Elbit and Ogden Air Logistic Complex partner to improve support for soldiers http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newselbit-ogden-air-logistic-complex-4469716 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newselbit-ogden-air-logistic-complex-4469716 Elbit Systems of America has signed a public-private partnership (PPP) agreement with Ogden Air Logistic Complex (OO-ALC) to improve support for US soldiers. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT USAF installs AtHoc interactive warning system for shared situational awareness http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsathoc-interactive-warning-system-4469728 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsathoc-interactive-warning-system-4469728 The US Air Force (USAF) has installed AtHoc's interactive warning system (IWS) on iPads in its emergency operations and communication centres for shared situational awareness at multiple bases. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT Saab contracted for Gripen lease extension in Czech Republic http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newssaab-contracted-for-gripen-lease-extension-in-czech-republic-4467566 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newssaab-contracted-for-gripen-lease-extension-in-czech-republic-4467566 Saab has been awarded a contract to extend the lease of JAS 39 Gripen C/D multi-role combat aircraft in the Czech Republic. Mon, 15 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT Pentagon selects Italy and Turkey for F-35 maintenance in Europe http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newspentagon-selects-italy-and-turkey-for-f-35-maintenance-in-europe-4467578 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newspentagon-selects-italy-and-turkey-for-f-35-maintenance-in-europe-4467578 The US Department of Defense (DoD) has announced the European locations for heavy engine and air frame maintenance, repair, overhaul and upgrade (MRO&U) of the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter aircraft. Mon, 15 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT BAE completes first full trial fit of Brimstone missile on Typhoon http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsbae-completes-first-full-trial-fit-of-brimstone-missile-on-typhoon-4468675 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsbae-completes-first-full-trial-fit-of-brimstone-missile-on-typhoon-4468675 BAE Systems has completed the first full trial fit of Brimstone air-to-surface missile onto a Eurofighter Typhoon combat aircraft. Mon, 15 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT Nuclear powered aircraft: Cold War fission to new-age fusion http://www.airforce-technology.com/features/featurenuclear-powered-aircraft-cold-war-fission-to-new-age-fusion-4467866/ http://www.airforce-technology.com/features/featurenuclear-powered-aircraft-cold-war-fission-to-new-age-fusion-4467866/ Inspired by the promise of vastly increased flight durations, the Russian and American militaries experimented with nuclear powered aircraft for two decades, but the concept never progressed beyond a handful of trials. Lockheed Martin’s Skunk Works c… Mon, 15 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT Lockheed orders Northrop’s navigation system for SBIRS GEO-5 satellite http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newslockheed-orders-northrops-navigation-system-sbirs-geo-5-satellite-4466452 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newslockheed-orders-northrops-navigation-system-sbirs-geo-5-satellite-4466452 Lockheed Martin has awarded a contract to Northrop Grumman to supply a space inertial reference system for the US Air Force's (USAF) fifth space-based infrared system geosynchronous earth orbit (SBIRS GEO-5) satellite. Fri, 12 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT Alenia completes first Storm Shadow missile release from Typhoon http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsalenia-completes-first-storm-shadow-missile-release-from-typhoon-4467246 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsalenia-completes-first-storm-shadow-missile-release-from-typhoon-4467246 Alenia Aermacchi has successfully conducted the first release of a Storm Shadow missile from a Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft. Fri, 12 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT UK MoD to close Kinloss Aeronautical Rescue and Coordination Centre http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsuk-mod-to-close-kinloss-aeronautical-rescue-and-coordination-centre-4467258 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsuk-mod-to-close-kinloss-aeronautical-rescue-and-coordination-centre-4467258 The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has announced plans to close the Aeronautical Rescue and Coordination Centre (ARCC) at Kinloss Barracks in Moray, Scotland. Fri, 12 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT