Airforce Technology-Updates The latest content updates from the web site en-us Airforce Technology-Updates Israel completes CH-53 life extension project The Israeli Air Force has successfully completed the life extension project of Sikorsky-built CH-53 helicopter as the final helicopter left the Aerial Maintenance Unit (AMU). Mon, 03 Aug 2015 23:00:00 GMT Pro-Hadi Yemeni forces seize al-Anad air base from Houthi rebels Yemeni forces loyal to exiled President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi have reportedly recaptured the country's largest military air base, al-Anad base, from Houthi rebels. Mon, 03 Aug 2015 23:00:00 GMT Brazil and Sweden agree on financial terms for Gripen NG project Brazil and Sweden have agreed on the interest rates of a financial agreement for the former’s Gripen NG acquisition, allowing the contract to follow legal procedures for final approval in the Senate. Mon, 03 Aug 2015 23:00:00 GMT US to supply infrared countermeasure systems to UAE The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency has notified the Congress of a potential foreign military sale (FMS) of AN/AAQ 24(V) directional infrared countermeasures (DIRCM) systems and associated equipment to the UAE. Sun, 02 Aug 2015 23:00:00 GMT Selex to deliver radar warning capability for UK’s Puma helicopters The UK Ministry of Defence has selected Finmeccanica-Selex to deliver an ongoing radar warning capability for the Royal Air Force's Puma helicopter fleet. Sun, 02 Aug 2015 23:00:00 GMT USAF’s AEHF system achieves initial operational capability The US Air Force's (USAF) advanced extremely high-frequency (AEHF) system has reached initial operational capability (IOC), the Air Force Space Command commander general John Hyten has declared. Sun, 02 Aug 2015 23:00:00 GMT USAF Special Operations Command receives first AC-130J aircraft The US Air Force's Special Operations Command (AFSOC) has received its first AC-130J Ghostrider with advanced capabilities. Sun, 02 Aug 2015 23:00:00 GMT Boeing presents Australia’s first EA-18G Growler aircraft Boeing has unveiled the first EA-18G Growler electronic attack aircraft built for the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), offering advanced airborne electronic attack (AEA) capability to the country. Thu, 30 Jul 2015 23:00:00 GMT US delivers eight F-16 Block 52 aircraft to Egypt The US has delivered eight F-16 Block 52 aircraft to Egypt, providing additional capacity to the country’s existing fleet of F-16 aircraft. Thu, 30 Jul 2015 23:00:00 GMT Small Diameter Bomb II (SDB II) The air-launched, precision strike, Small Diameter Bomb Increment II (SDB II), also known as GBU-53 / B, is planned for integration on the F-15E Strike Eagle twin-engine aircraft in 2017. Raytheon Missile Systems is the prime contractor for the joint… Thu, 30 Jul 2015 23:00:00 GMT India scraps multi-billion dollar tender for 126 combat aircraft The Government of India has withdrawn a multi-billion dollar tender for 126 medium multi-role combat aircraft (MMRCA), according to Indian Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar. Thu, 30 Jul 2015 23:00:00 GMT US Air Force upgrades E-3 Sentry with new AN/UPX-40 system The US Air Force's (USAF) Hanscom Air Force Base (AFB) airborne early warning and control (AWACS) next-generation identification friend or foe (NGIFF) programme office has completed the first installation of the new AN/UPX-40 system on E-3 Sentry air… Thu, 30 Jul 2015 23:00:00 GMT Engility to support US Air Force’s GPS directorate Engility subsidiary TASC has secured a contract to deliver systems engineering and integration (SE&I) for the US Air Force Global Positioning Systems (GPS) directorate. Wed, 29 Jul 2015 23:00:00 GMT Australia receives seventh C-17A Globemaster III aircraft from Boeing The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) has received its seventh C-17A Globemaster III aircraft from Boeing, strengthening the country's military, humanitarian and disaster relief support capabilities. Wed, 29 Jul 2015 23:00:00 GMT Alenia Aermacchi completes first flight tests of C-27J with new winglets Finmeccanica-Alenia Aermacchi has successfully completed first flight-tests of the C-27J battlefield airlifter configuration aircraft with new winglets. Wed, 29 Jul 2015 23:00:00 GMT Harris and CPqD to support Brazilian Air Force’s ATC network The Brazilian Air Force has awarded a contract to Harris and CPqD, an information and communications technologies provider, to deliver a monitor and control system and on-site operations support for its air traffic control (ATC) network. Tue, 28 Jul 2015 23:00:00 GMT Canada announces new measures to improve SAR capabilties The Government of Canada has revealed a series of measures aimed to improve capabilities of the country's search-and-rescue (SAR) system. Tue, 28 Jul 2015 23:00:00 GMT UK and Indian Air Forces participate in Exercise Indradanush The British Royal Air Force (RAF) and Indian Air Force (IAF) are participating in a two-week bilateral air and ground exercise, Exercise Indradanush, in the UK. Tue, 28 Jul 2015 23:00:00 GMT Tu-95MS Strategic Bomber Tupolev Tu-95MS (Nato code name: Bear-H) is a four-engine, long-range, turboprop, strategic bomber / missile carrier developed by Russian aerospace and defence company JSC Tupolev Design Bureau. Tue, 28 Jul 2015 23:00:00 GMT Indian Air Force asks HAL to halt production of intermediate jet trainers The Indian Air Force (IAF) has reportedly asked the state-owned Hindustan Aeronautics (HAL) to halt work on its Intermediate Jet Trainers (IJT) programme. 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