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 USAF receives first CONECT-upgraded B-52 Stratofortress bomber http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsusaf-receives-first-conect-upgraded-b-52-stratofortress-bomber-4220051 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsusaf-receives-first-conect-upgraded-b-52-stratofortress-bomber-4220051 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 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsindias-drdo-test-fires-akash-nuclear-capable-anti-aircraft-missile-4220137 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsindias-drdo-test-fires-akash-nuclear-capable-anti-aircraft-missile-4220137 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 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsrolls-royce-secures-engines-support-contract-for-us-military-v-22-aircraft-4220048 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsrolls-royce-secures-engines-support-contract-for-us-military-v-22-aircraft-4220048 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 http://www.airforce-technology.com/projects/armement-air-sol-modulaire-aasm-hammer-air-to-ground-missile/ http://www.airforce-technology.com/projects/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 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsiaf-issues-rfp-for-indigenous-production-of-pilatus-pc-7-mark-ii-aircraft-4219142 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsiaf-issues-rfp-for-indigenous-production-of-pilatus-pc-7-mark-ii-aircraft-4219142 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 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsraaf-confirms-plans-to-acquire-additional-f-35-joint-strike-fighters-4219164 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsraaf-confirms-plans-to-acquire-additional-f-35-joint-strike-fighters-4219164 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 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsdarpa-seeks-to-develop-new-automation-system-to-reduce-pilot-workload-4219153 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsdarpa-seeks-to-develop-new-automation-system-to-reduce-pilot-workload-4219153 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 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsjapan-boosts-surveillance-against-china-with-new-e-2c-hawkeye-squadron-4218077 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsjapan-boosts-surveillance-against-china-with-new-e-2c-hawkeye-squadron-4218077 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 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsindian-and-french-air-forces-to-conduct-garuda-5-exercise-in-june-4218113 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsindian-and-french-air-forces-to-conduct-garuda-5-exercise-in-june-4218113 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 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsusaf-evaluates-google-glass-for-potential-battlefield-use-4218104 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsusaf-evaluates-google-glass-for-potential-battlefield-use-4218104 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 http://www.airforce-technology.com/contractors/electronic/sarsen-technology/presszynx-wins-2014-award.html http://www.airforce-technology.com/contractors/electronic/sarsen-technology/presszynx-wins-2014-award.html 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 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsrussian-air-force-orders-mig-29-smt-fulcrum-multirole-aircraft-4216311 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsrussian-air-force-orders-mig-29-smt-fulcrum-multirole-aircraft-4216311 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 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newstai-continues-hurkus-aircrafts-flight-testing-campaign-4216308 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newstai-continues-hurkus-aircrafts-flight-testing-campaign-4216308 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 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsusaf-orders-sd-flight-trainers-from-aircrew-training-systems-4216321 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsusaf-orders-sd-flight-trainers-from-aircrew-training-systems-4216321 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 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newssandia-national-laboratories-completes-wind-tunnel-testing-of-b61-12-bomb-4215467 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newssandia-national-laboratories-completes-wind-tunnel-testing-of-b61-12-bomb-4215467 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 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newscroatian-air-force-receives-first-upgraded-mig-21-fighter-from-ukraine-4215443 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newscroatian-air-force-receives-first-upgraded-mig-21-fighter-from-ukraine-4215443 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 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsraytheon-secures-first-paveway-iv-export-contract-4215449 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsraytheon-secures-first-paveway-iv-export-contract-4215449 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 http://www.airforce-technology.com/features/featurefast-and-furious---the-worlds-fastest-military-aircraft-4214937/ http://www.airforce-technology.com/features/featurefast-and-furious---the-worlds-fastest-military-aircraft-4214937/ Speed and agility are decisive advantages in any form of aerial dominance. Airforce-technology.com 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 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newscubic-to-supply-p5-combat-training-system-to-moroccan-air-force-4214667 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newscubic-to-supply-p5-combat-training-system-to-moroccan-air-force-4214667 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 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsquickstep-marand-sign-long-term-f-35-component-agreement-4214656 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsquickstep-marand-sign-long-term-f-35-component-agreement-4214656 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