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 Syrian airstrikes kill at least 36 civilians in al-Raqqa city http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newssyrian-airstrikes-killed-at-least-36-civilians-in-al-raqqa-city-4451104 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newssyrian-airstrikes-killed-at-least-36-civilians-in-al-raqqa-city-4451104 At least 63 people, including 36 civilians, have been killed in Syrian Government airstrikes on the Islamic State (IS) held north-eastern city of al-Raqqa. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT USAF orders additional joint programmable fuses from Kaman http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsusaf-orders-additional-joint-programmable-fuses-from-kaman-4450269 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsusaf-orders-additional-joint-programmable-fuses-from-kaman-4450269 Kaman’s Aerospace division has secured a contract modification for the delivery of additional FMU-152 joint programmable fuses (JPF) to the US Air Force (USAF). Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT South Korea defers purchase of in-flight refuelling tankers http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newssouth-korea-defers-purchase-of-in-flight-refuelling-tankers-4450264 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newssouth-korea-defers-purchase-of-in-flight-refuelling-tankers-4450264 The South Korean Government is reportedly planning to defer the long-pending acquisition of in-flight refuelling tanker aircraft for the national air force. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT South Korean and US militaries complete Exercise Max Thunder 14-2 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newssouth-korean-us-militaries-complete-exercise-max-thunder-14-2-4449806 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newssouth-korean-us-militaries-complete-exercise-max-thunder-14-2-4449806 The Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF) units have performed a semi-annual, bilateral training exercise with the US military at Kunsan Air Force Base in South Korea. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT UK Royal Air Force personnel departs Kandahar Airbase http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsuk-royal-air-force-personnel-departs-kandahar-air-base-4449762 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsuk-royal-air-force-personnel-departs-kandahar-air-base-4449762 UK Royal Air Force (RAF) personnel have now left Kandahar Airbase in Afghanistan, ending British military operations in the region. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT Libya Air Force conducts airstrikes on Tripoli’s last functioning airport http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newslibya-air-force-conducts-airstrikes-on-tripolis-last-functioning-airport-4449784 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newslibya-air-force-conducts-airstrikes-on-tripolis-last-functioning-airport-4449784 The Libyan Air Force has conducted airstrikes on Mitiga International Airport, located in an eastern suburb of the capital city of Tripoli. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT Airbus to supply A330 MRTT aircraft to French Air Force http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsairbus-to-supply-a330-mrtt-aircraft-to-french-air-force-4447433 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsairbus-to-supply-a330-mrtt-aircraft-to-french-air-force-4447433 The French Ministry of Defence has selected Airbus Defence and Space for delivery of 12 A330 new generation multi-role tanker transport aircraft (MRTT) to the French Air Force. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT Pentagon awards $4.7bn F-35 LRIP-8 contract to Lockheed http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newspentagon-awards-47bn-f-35-lrip-8-contract-to-lockheed-4448274 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newspentagon-awards-47bn-f-35-lrip-8-contract-to-lockheed-4448274 Lockheed Martin has received a $4.7bn contract from the US Department of Defense (DoD) for the eighth low-rate initial production (LRIP-8) batch of F-35 Lightning II aircraft. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT USAF releases basing criteria for Reserve KC-46A tanker http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsusaf-releases-basing-criteria-for-reserve-kc-46a-tanker-4447460 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsusaf-releases-basing-criteria-for-reserve-kc-46a-tanker-4447460 The US Air Force (USAF) has released the criteria for selection of candidate bases for the first Reserve-led KC-46A Pegasus aerial refuelling tanker aircraft. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT Sagem’s Patroller UAV demonstrates ability to operate in civilian airspace http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newssagems-patroller-uav-confirms-capability-to-operate-in-civilian-airspace-4446903 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newssagems-patroller-uav-confirms-capability-to-operate-in-civilian-airspace-4446903 Sagem has successfully demonstrated the ability of its Patroller unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to operate in civilian, non-segregated airspace. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT Northrop awarded $116m contract to upgrade US military’s Litening targeting pods http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsnorthrop-awarded-116m-contract-to-upgrade-us-militarys-litening-targeting-pods-4445959 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsnorthrop-awarded-116m-contract-to-upgrade-us-militarys-litening-targeting-pods-4445959 Northrop Grumman has been awarded a $116m contract to modernise the US military's AN/AAQ-28(V) Litening advanced targeting systems. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT UK Royal Air Force receives first A400M Atlas aircraft http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsuk-royal-air-force-receives-first-a400m-atlas-aircraft-4445952 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsuk-royal-air-force-receives-first-a400m-atlas-aircraft-4445952 The Organisation for Joint Armament Cooperation-Executive Administration (OCCAR-EA) has handed over the first A400M Atlas aircraft to the UK Royal Air Force (RAF). Fri, 21 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT Brazilian Air Force plans to purchase 108 Gripen NG fighters http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsbrazilian-air-force-plans-to-purchase-108-gripen-ng-fighters-4444568 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsbrazilian-air-force-plans-to-purchase-108-gripen-ng-fighters-4444568 Brazil will acquire more than 100 Gripen Next Generation (NG) multi-role fighter aircraft from Saab, a senior Brazilian Air Force (FAB) representative has revealed. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT CPI Aerostructures receives global F-16 wing components supply contract http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newscpi-receives-global-f-16-wing-components-supply-contract-4444575 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newscpi-receives-global-f-16-wing-components-supply-contract-4444575 CPI Aerostructures has been awarded a contract for the supply of structural wing components and logistical support for maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) operations of the global F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft fleet. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT Eurofighter and NETMA sign €1bn Typhoon Captor E-Scan radar contract http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newseurofighter-and-netma-sign-1bn-typhoon-captor-e-scan-radar-contract-4445495 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newseurofighter-and-netma-sign-1bn-typhoon-captor-e-scan-radar-contract-4445495 Eurofighter has signed a €1bn contract with the Nato Eurofighter and Tornado Management Agency (NETMA) to develop the Captor E-Scan radar for the Typhoon multi-role fighter, during a ceremony in Edinburgh, Scotland. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT Elbit to supply J-MUSIC self-protection systems for German A400M aircraft http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newselbit-to-supply-j-music-self-protection-systems-for-german-a400m-aircraft-4443031 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newselbit-to-supply-j-music-self-protection-systems-for-german-a400m-aircraft-4443031 Elbit Systems has secured a contract to supply J multi-spectral directed infrared countermeasure (J-MUSIC) systems for installation on the German Air Force's A400M aircraft. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT RAAF orders deployable air traffic management and control systems from Indra http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsraaf-orders-deployable-air-traffic-management-and-control-systems-from-indra-4443008 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsraaf-orders-deployable-air-traffic-management-and-control-systems-from-indra-4443008 Indra Australia has received a contract to supply deployable air traffic management and control systems to the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). Wed, 19 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT USAF’s F-35 and F-22 jets fly first operational integration training mission http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsusafs-f-35-and-f-22-jets-fly-first-operational-integration-training-mission-4444053 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsusafs-f-35-and-f-22-jets-fly-first-operational-integration-training-mission-4444053 The US Air Force’s (USAF) F-22 Raptors and F-35A Lightning II joint strike fighters (JSF) flew a joint training mission over the Eglin Training Range, Florida, US. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT USAF and JASDF rescue squadrons participate in Exercise Keen Sword http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsusaf-jasdf-rescue-squadrons-participate-in-exercise-keen-sword-4441535 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsusaf-jasdf-rescue-squadrons-participate-in-exercise-keen-sword-4441535 The US Air Force (USAF) is participating in a joint bilateral exercise with the Japanese Self-Defense Force (JSDF) personnel at military installations across in Japan. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT Northrop receives USAF Joint STARS fleet’s sustainment contract http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsnorthrop-receives-usaf-joint-stars-fleets-sustainment-contract-4441554 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsnorthrop-receives-usaf-joint-stars-fleets-sustainment-contract-4441554 Northrop Grumman has secured a contract to continue sustainment of the US Air Force’s (USAF) E-8C joint surveillance target attack radar system (Joint STARS) fleet. 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