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 US approves $100.8m sale of OH-58D Kiowa warrior aircraft to Tunisia http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsus-approves-1008m-sale-of-oh-58d-kiowa-warrior-aircraft-to-tunisia-4884032 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsus-approves-1008m-sale-of-oh-58d-kiowa-warrior-aircraft-to-tunisia-4884032 The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has notified Congress of a potential $100.8m foreign military sale (FMS) of OH-58D Kiowa Warrior aircraft and associated equipment, training, and support to Tunisia. Wed, 04 May 2016 23:00:00 GMT EASA asks operators to perform checks on Airbus H225 Super Puma helicopters http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newseasa-asks-operators-to-perform-checks-on-airbus-h225-super-puma-helicopters-4883954 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newseasa-asks-operators-to-perform-checks-on-airbus-h225-super-puma-helicopters-4883954 The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has sent an emergency airworthiness directive (AD) to all Airbus Helicopters EC 225 helicopter operators, asking them to perform specific checks on the aircraft fleet. Wed, 04 May 2016 23:00:00 GMT Raytheon to extend mobile applications functionality for USAF http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsraytheon-to-extend-mobile-applications-functionality-for-usaf-4884015 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsraytheon-to-extend-mobile-applications-functionality-for-usaf-4884015 Raytheon BBN Technologies is working on developing techniques that would extend the functionality of mobile applications for up to 100 years, as part of a $7.8m contract awarded by the US Air Force (USAF). Wed, 04 May 2016 23:00:00 GMT Lockheed completes preliminary design review of combat rescue helicopter HH-60W http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newslockheed-completes-preliminary-design-review-of-combat-rescue-helicopter-hh-60w-4882927 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newslockheed-completes-preliminary-design-review-of-combat-rescue-helicopter-hh-60w-4882927 Lockheed Martin has completed the air vehicle preliminary design review (PDR) of its combat rescue helicopter (CRH) HH-60W, which is being offered as a replacement for the US Air Force’s (USAF) HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopters. Tue, 03 May 2016 23:00:00 GMT LightningStrike VTOL X-Plane http://www.airforce-technology.com/projects/lightningstrike-vtol-x-plane/ http://www.airforce-technology.com/projects/lightningstrike-vtol-x-plane/ LightningStrike is an unmanned vertical take-off and landing experimental plane (VTOL X-Plane) developed by Aurora Flight Sciences in partnership with Rolls-Royce and Honeywell for the VTOL X-Plane programme of the Defense Advanced Research Projects … Tue, 03 May 2016 23:00:00 GMT H225M Cougar Medium Multimission Helicopter http://www.airforce-technology.com/projects/ec725/ http://www.airforce-technology.com/projects/ec725/ The H225M (previously known as EC 725) medium-sized (11t), twin-engine helicopter is a member of the Cougar helicopter family developed by Eurocopter. Tue, 03 May 2016 23:00:00 GMT Lockheed wins $1.3bn LRIP-11 contract for F-35 Lightning II aircraft http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newslockheed-wins-13bn-lrip-11-contract-for-f-35-lightning-ii-aircraft-4882949 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newslockheed-wins-13bn-lrip-11-contract-for-f-35-lightning-ii-aircraft-4882949 Lockheed Martin has secured a contract worth $1.3bn from the US Department of Defense (DoD) for the production of the 11th low-rate initial production (LRIP-11) batch of F-35 Lightning II aircraft. Tue, 03 May 2016 23:00:00 GMT Sharp ascent: the UK MoD’s future flying training programme http://www.airforce-technology.com/features/featuresharp-ascent-the-uk-mods-future-flying-training-programme-4872827/ http://www.airforce-technology.com/features/featuresharp-ascent-the-uk-mods-future-flying-training-programme-4872827/ The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) is investing in the new fixed wing flying training system to modernise flying training for aircrew across the air force, navy and air corps. The system, provided by Ascent Flight Training, will include modern training… Tue, 03 May 2016 23:00:00 GMT Longbow to deliver Apache radar systems for Indian Air Force http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newslongbow-to-deliver-apache-radar-systems-for-indian-air-force-4882920 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newslongbow-to-deliver-apache-radar-systems-for-indian-air-force-4882920 Longbow, a joint venture of Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman, has secured a foreign military sale contract from the US Army to provide fire control radar (FCR) systems for the Indian Air Force (IAF). Tue, 03 May 2016 23:00:00 GMT Royal Air Force Typhoons to participate in Baltic air policing mission http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsroyal-air-forces-typhoons-to-participate-in-baltic-air-policing-mission-4881163 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsroyal-air-forces-typhoons-to-participate-in-baltic-air-policing-mission-4881163 The UK Royal Air Force (RAF)'s Typhoon detachment deployed to Amari air base in Estonia will take part in Nato's Baltic Air Policing (BAP) mission until the end of August this year. Mon, 02 May 2016 23:00:00 GMT Raytheon to produce multi-spectral targeting system for USAF http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsraytheon-to-produce-multi-spectral-targeting-system-for-usaf-4881168 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsraytheon-to-produce-multi-spectral-targeting-system-for-usaf-4881168 Raytheon is to begin production of its first multi-spectral targeting system (MTS) with next-generation accuracy for the US Air Force (USAF). Mon, 02 May 2016 23:00:00 GMT Pakistan and China jointly produce JF-17B dual seat combat fighter aircraft http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newspakistan-and-china-jointly-produce-jf-17b-dual-seat-combat-fighter-aircraft-4881345 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newspakistan-and-china-jointly-produce-jf-17b-dual-seat-combat-fighter-aircraft-4881345 Pakistan and China are jointly producing the JF-17B dual seat combat fighter aircraft to be inducted by the Pakistan Air Force (PAF). Mon, 02 May 2016 23:00:00 GMT Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) http://www.airforce-technology.com/projects/space-based-infrared-system-sbirs/ http://www.airforce-technology.com/projects/space-based-infrared-system-sbirs/ Lockheed Martin’s space-based infrared system (SBIRS) is an early warning defence satellite system being developed for the US Air Force Space Command (AFSPC). Mon, 02 May 2016 23:00:00 GMT Deals of the week: Cobham plc, FLYHT Aerospace Solutions http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsdeals-this-week-cobham-plc-flyht-aerospace-solutions-4878735 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsdeals-this-week-cobham-plc-flyht-aerospace-solutions-4878735 Cobham plc is expected to seek rights issue to raise $722.81m in the second quarter of this year. Thu, 28 Apr 2016 23:00:00 GMT Saab and Atech to produce Gripen NG multirole fighter support systems http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newssaab-and-atech-to-produce-gripen-ng-multirole-fighter-support-systems-4879270 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newssaab-and-atech-to-produce-gripen-ng-multirole-fighter-support-systems-4879270 Saab has joined forces with Brazil's Atech Negocios em Technologia to support Gripen NG programme in the country. Thu, 28 Apr 2016 23:00:00 GMT US defence officials identify cause of instability in F-35 fighter jets http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsus-defence-officials-identify-cause-of-instability-in-f-35-fighter-jets-4879280 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsus-defence-officials-identify-cause-of-instability-in-f-35-fighter-jets-4879280 US Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Under Secretary Frank Kendall and Air Force Lieutenant General Christopher C. Bogdan have revealed that the root causes of stability issues in software being tested for the F-35 Lightning II stealt… Thu, 28 Apr 2016 23:00:00 GMT SpaceX wins contract to launch USAF's GPS III-2 satellite http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsspacex-wins-contract-to-launch-usafs-gps-iii-2-satellite-4878613 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsspacex-wins-contract-to-launch-usafs-gps-iii-2-satellite-4878613 The US Air Force has awarded a contract to Space ExplorationTechnologies (SpaceX) for global positioning system (GPS) III launch services. Thu, 28 Apr 2016 23:00:00 GMT UH-1H Huey II Multi-Mission Helicopter http://www.airforce-technology.com/projects/uh-1h-huey-ii-multi-mission-helicopter/ http://www.airforce-technology.com/projects/uh-1h-huey-ii-multi-mission-helicopter/ Huey II is an upgraded version of Bell UH-1H multimission, medium-lift helicopter, designed and manufactured by Bell Helicopter, a subsidiary of Textron. Thu, 28 Apr 2016 23:00:00 GMT USAF adopts Israeli battlefield technique in combat operations against ISIS http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsusaf-adopts-israeli-battlefield-technique-in-combat-operations-against-isis-4877386 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsusaf-adopts-israeli-battlefield-technique-in-combat-operations-against-isis-4877386 The US Air Force (USAF) has adopted a new battlefield technique, which Israel has used in the past, as part of its fight against ISIS. Wed, 27 Apr 2016 23:00:00 GMT Textron to supply 12 advanced radar / electronic warfare test stations to USAF http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newstextron-to-supply-12-advanced-radarelectronic-warfare-test-stations-to-usaf-4877162 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newstextron-to-supply-12-advanced-radarelectronic-warfare-test-stations-to-usaf-4877162 Textron Systems has secured a contract to supply advanced radar / electronic warfare test station (ARTS) automatic test equipment (ATE) systems for the US Air Force (USAF). Wed, 27 Apr 2016 23:00:00 GMT