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 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 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 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 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 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 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 India and Pakistan conduct user trials of nuclear-capable missiles http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsindia-and-pakistan-conduct-user-trials-of-nuclear-capable-missiles-4442471 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsindia-and-pakistan-conduct-user-trials-of-nuclear-capable-missiles-4442471 The Indian Air Force (IAF) has conducted another launch of the Akash nuclear capable supersonic missile from the launch complex III of Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur, Odhisa, India. Tue, 18 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. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT Northrop to continue support for USAF Global Hawk systems http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsnorthrop-to-continue-support-for-usaf-global-hawk-systems-4439832 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsnorthrop-to-continue-support-for-usaf-global-hawk-systems-4439832 Northrop Grumman has been awarded a contract to continue the provision of logistics and sustainment services for the US Air Force’s (USAF) RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). Mon, 17 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT USAF launches first plug-in electric vehicles fleet http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsusaf-launches-first-plug-in-electric-vehicles-fleet-4440906 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsusaf-launches-first-plug-in-electric-vehicles-fleet-4440906 The US Air Force (USAF) has rolled-out the first plug-in electric vehicles (PEV) fleet at Los Angeles Air Force Base (AFB), California, US. Mon, 17 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT Australia seeks additional C-17 Globemaster III aircraft from US http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsaustralia-seeks-additional-c-17-globemaster-iii-aircraft-from-us-4439841 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsaustralia-seeks-additional-c-17-globemaster-iii-aircraft-from-us-4439841 The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency has notified Congress of a potential foreign military sale (FMS) of C-17 Globemaster III aircraft and associated equipment to Australia. Mon, 17 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT Rolls-Royce receives AE 2100 engine contract from USAF http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsrolls-royce-receives-ae-2100-engine-contract-from-usaf-4438351 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsrolls-royce-receives-ae-2100-engine-contract-from-usaf-4438351 Rolls-Royce has been awarded a contract by the US Air Force (USAF) for procurement of spare engines and parts for its C-130J Super Hercules tactical transport aircraft fleet. Fri, 14 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT GD Canada wins Mercury Global project contracts http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsgd-canada-wins-mercury-global-project-contracts-4438337 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsgd-canada-wins-mercury-global-project-contracts-4438337 General Dynamics (GD) Canada has been awarded two contracts to support the Mercury Global project, which represents the country’s contribution to the Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) military communications satellite system. Fri, 14 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT South Korea sued by BAE over cancellation of F-16 upgrade contract http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newssouth-korea-sued-by-bae-over-cancellation-of-f-16-upgrade-contract-4439258 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newssouth-korea-sued-by-bae-over-cancellation-of-f-16-upgrade-contract-4439258 BAE Systems has filed a lawsuit against the South Korean Government in response to its cancellation of a contract to upgrade the Republic of Korea Air Force's ageing fleet of F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft. Fri, 14 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT Global Defence Technology: Issue 45 http://www.airforce-technology.com/features/featureglobal-defence-technology-issue-45-4433655/ http://www.airforce-technology.com/features/featureglobal-defence-technology-issue-45-4433655/ In this issue: Boosting European land defences against Russian tanks, innovative body armour from head to toe, the British Army’s contribution to the Bloodhound supersonic car, missile defence for commercial airliners, the benefits of quantity vs qua… Thu, 13 Nov 2014 10:01:00 GMT HAL completes maiden flight of third LCH technology demonstrator http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newshal-completes-maiden-flight-third-lch-technology-demonstrator-4437753 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newshal-completes-maiden-flight-third-lch-technology-demonstrator-4437753 Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has completed maiden test flight of the third technology demonstrator version of the light combat helicopter (LCH TD-3) from its facility in Bangalore, India. 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