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 Oxley Win Prestigious ‘Exporter of the Year’ Award http://www.airforce-technology.com/contractors/landing_aids/oxley2/pressoxley-win-exporter-of-the-year-award.html http://www.airforce-technology.com/contractors/landing_aids/oxley2/pressoxley-win-exporter-of-the-year-award.html Oxley Group was the proud winner of the Exporter of the Year award at the recent CN Group Business Awards. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:20:00 GMT Thales wins MUSIS federating activities phase B2 contract http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsthales-wins-musis-federating-activities-phase-b2-contract-4410812 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsthales-wins-musis-federating-activities-phase-b2-contract-4410812 Thales Alenia Space Italia has been awarded a contract to work on Phase B2 of the multinational space-based imaging system (MUSIS) observation satellite programme. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT RAF operates phase 1 enhancement standard Typhoon fighters http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsraf-operates-phase-1-enhancement-standard-typhoon-fighters-4410829 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsraf-operates-phase-1-enhancement-standard-typhoon-fighters-4410829 The UK Royal Air Force (RAF) is operating 17 Phase I enhancements (P1E) standard Typhoon multi-role combat aircraft. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT Raising missileer morale - US Air Force to issue nuclear deterrence medal http://www.airforce-technology.com/features/featureus-air-force-to-issue-nuclear-deterrence-medal-4408040/ http://www.airforce-technology.com/features/featureus-air-force-to-issue-nuclear-deterrence-medal-4408040/ In the modern military landscape, being a nuclear weapons technician involves a lot of 'hurry up and wait', although when potential nuclear threats raise their heads requiring intense drills and levels of alertness, missileers – yes, that’s a word – … Mon, 20 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT UK and France continue airstrikes against IS in Iraq http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsuk-and-france-continue-airstrikes-against-is-in-iraq-4411988 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsuk-and-france-continue-airstrikes-against-is-in-iraq-4411988 The UK and France fighter aircraft have carried out a new round of airstrikes against the Islamic State (IS) fighters in Iraq. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT USAF’s X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle-3 returns to Earth http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsusafs-x-37b-orbital-test-vehicle-3-returns-to-earth-4410283 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsusafs-x-37b-orbital-test-vehicle-3-returns-to-earth-4410283 The US Air Force's (USAF) unmanned, reusable space plane X-37B orbital test vehicle mission 3 (OTV-3) has successfully landed at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, US. Sun, 19 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT Lockheed to supply PAC-3 missiles to Qatar http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newslockheed-to-supply-pac-3-missiles-to-qatar-4409374 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newslockheed-to-supply-pac-3-missiles-to-qatar-4409374 Lockheed Martin has been awarded a contract to supply Patriot Advanced Capability (PAC) -3 missiles to the Qatar Emiri Air Force (QEAF). Sun, 19 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT Sweden orders Gripen E support and maintenance systems from Saab http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newssweden-orders-gripen-e-support-and-maintenance-systems-from-saab-4409394 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newssweden-orders-gripen-e-support-and-maintenance-systems-from-saab-4409394 Saab has secured a contract to supply Gripen E role equipment to the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV). Sun, 19 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT UK deploys Reaper drones to fight IS militants http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsuk-deploys-reaper-drones-to-fight-is-militants-4408805 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsuk-deploys-reaper-drones-to-fight-is-militants-4408805 The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) is deploying MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) to the Middle East, in an effort to better combat the Islamic State (IS) fighters in the region. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT Robinson to supply R44 Raven II helicopters to Jordanian Air Force http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsrobinson-to-supply-r44-raven-ii-helicopters-to-jordanian-air-force-4408811 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsrobinson-to-supply-r44-raven-ii-helicopters-to-jordanian-air-force-4408811 Robinson Helicopter has been awarded a contract to supply its R44 Raven II light utility helicopters to the Royal Jordanian Air Force (RJAF). Thu, 16 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT Northrop wins SBIRS GEO-5 and GEO-6 payloads production contract http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsnorthrop-wins-sbirs-geo-5-and-geo-6-payloads-production-contract-4408860 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsnorthrop-wins-sbirs-geo-5-and-geo-6-payloads-production-contract-4408860 Lockheed Martin has awarded a contract to Northrop Grumman to manufacture sensor payloads for two Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) Geosynchronous Earth Orbit (GEO) satellites. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT MD 530F Cayuse Warrior Helicopter http://www.airforce-technology.com/projects/md-530f-cayuse-warrior-helicopter/ http://www.airforce-technology.com/projects/md-530f-cayuse-warrior-helicopter/ The MD 530F Cayuse Warrior will be an armed variant of the OH-6 Cayuse light observation helicopter built by MD Helicopters. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT Anti-IS coalition intensifies bombardment around Kobani in Syria http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsanti-is-coalition-intensifies-bombardment-around-kobani-in-syria-4407126 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsanti-is-coalition-intensifies-bombardment-around-kobani-in-syria-4407126 The US and coalition forces have intensified aerial campaign against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) fighters in Syria’s Kurdish-controlled border town of Kobani. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT US DoD awards STPSat-5 satellite production contract to Sierra Nevada http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsus-dod-awards-stpsat-5-satellite-production-contract-to-sierra-nevada-4406168 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsus-dod-awards-stpsat-5-satellite-production-contract-to-sierra-nevada-4406168 Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) has received a contract from the US Department of Defense (DoD) to manufacture a next-generation science and technology demonstration satellite. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT Russia to open new Su-27 airbase in Belarus next year http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsrussia-to-open-new-su-27-airbase-in-belarus-next-year-4406164 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsrussia-to-open-new-su-27-airbase-in-belarus-next-year-4406164 The Russian Defence Ministry will open a new airbase in Belarus in 2016, Russian Air Force commander colonel general Viktor Bondarev has said. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT S-125-2TM / Pechora-2TM Medium Range Air Defence Missile System http://www.airforce-technology.com/projects/s-125-2tm-pechora-2tm-medium-range-air-defence-missile-system/ http://www.airforce-technology.com/projects/s-125-2tm-pechora-2tm-medium-range-air-defence-missile-system/ S-125-2TM, also known as Pechora-2TM, is an upgraded version of S-125 / Pechora air defence missile system (ADMS). Wed, 15 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT Germany’s first A400M airlifter starts taxiing trials http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsgermanys-first-a400m-airlifter-starts-taxiing-trials-4404433 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsgermanys-first-a400m-airlifter-starts-taxiing-trials-4404433 Airbus Defence and Space has started taxiing trials of the German Air Force’s (Luftwaffe) first A400M military transport aircraft. Tue, 14 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT Indian Air Force’s Su-30 fighter crashes near Pune airbase http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsindian-air-forces-su-30-fighter-crashes-near-pune-airbase-4405396 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsindian-air-forces-su-30-fighter-crashes-near-pune-airbase-4405396 A Sukhoi Su-30 multi-role fighter aircraft from the Indian Air Force (IAF) has crashed at Theoor village near Pune city, India. Tue, 14 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT Lockheed to supply targeting and pilotage systems for Qatar's Apache helicopters http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newslockheed-to-supply-targeting-and-pilotage-systems-for-qatars-apache-helicopters-4404436 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newslockheed-to-supply-targeting-and-pilotage-systems-for-qatars-apache-helicopters-4404436 Lockheed Martin has won a foreign military sale contract to supply modernised target acquisition designation sight/pilot night vision sensor (M-TADS/PNVS) systems to the Qatar Emiri Air Force. Tue, 14 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT FN Herstal Adopts Multi-Caliber and Multi-Weapon Product Approach http://www.airforce-technology.com/contractors/weapons/fn_herstal/pressherstal-adopts-multi-caliber-multi-weapon.html http://www.airforce-technology.com/contractors/weapons/fn_herstal/pressherstal-adopts-multi-caliber-multi-weapon.html FN Herstal, a world leader of small caliber weapon systems, has teamed with Dillon Aero to add to its portfolio of FN MAG® 58M and FN M3M™ (GAU-21) machine guns, the Dillon Aero M134D Gatling gun, as an additional option to its airborne pintle mounte… Tue, 14 Oct 2014 10:31:00 GMT