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 Oerlikon Skyshield® MOOTW / C-RAM System http://www.airforce-technology.com/downloads/whitepapers/air-defence/oerlikon-skyshield-system/ http://www.airforce-technology.com/downloads/whitepapers/air-defence/oerlikon-skyshield-system/ The opponent side using rockets, artillery and mortar (RAM) in asymmetric warfare is highly mobile and very difficult to identify and to distinguish. The Oerlikon Skyshield® MOOTW / C-RAM System is the Rheinmetall Air Defence solution to counter this… Fri, 23 Jun 2017 08:47:00 GMT Deals this week: Pilatus Aircraft, Rolls-Royce, Harris http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsdeals-this-week-pilatus-aircraft-rolls-royce-harris-5850719 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsdeals-this-week-pilatus-aircraft-rolls-royce-harris-5850719 Pilatus Aircraft Ltd has placed an order for cockpit avionics with Esterline’s Avionics Systems business segment. Thu, 22 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMT Harris to update F-35 Lightning II mission system avionics http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsharris-to-update-f-35-lightning-ii-mission-system-avionics-5851011 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsharris-to-update-f-35-lightning-ii-mission-system-avionics-5851011 Harris has been selected by Lockheed Martin to upgrade the F-35 Lightning II mission system avionics, in a bid to improve the aircraft’s data storage, display processing, and throughput capabilities. Thu, 22 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMT Oman receives first Eurofighter Typhoon from BAE Systems http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsoman-receives-first-eurofighter-typhoon-from-bae-systems-5851618 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsoman-receives-first-eurofighter-typhoon-from-bae-systems-5851618 The Royal Air Force of Oman (RAFO) has received the first Eurofighter Typhoon fighter aircraft from BAE Systems during a ceremony at Adam Air Base in Oman. Thu, 22 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMT Esterline to deliver cockpit avionics for French Air Force’s PC-21 aircraft http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsesterline-to-deliver-cockpit-avionics-for-the-french-air-forces-pc-21-aircraft-5851023 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsesterline-to-deliver-cockpit-avionics-for-the-french-air-forces-pc-21-aircraft-5851023 Pilatus Aircraft has contracted Esterline to provide performance cockpit avionics for the French Air Force’s PC-21 turboprop trainer aircraft. Thu, 22 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMT UK MoD invests £135m to build new F-35B aircraft hangar at RAF Marham http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsuk-mod-invests-135m-to-build-new-f-35b-aircraft-hangar-at-raf-marham-5850017 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsuk-mod-invests-135m-to-build-new-f-35b-aircraft-hangar-at-raf-marham-5850017 The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has awarded a £135m contract to a joint venture (JV) of Galliford Try and Lagan Construction for the development of a new aircraft hangar at the Royal Air Force (RAF) base in Marham, Norfolk, UK. Wed, 21 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMT Derco teams up with StandardAero for F-16 engine repair http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsderco-teams-up-with-standardaero-for-f-16-engine-repair-5850716 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsderco-teams-up-with-standardaero-for-f-16-engine-repair-5850716 Lockheed Martin company Derco has partnered with StandardAero to provide support for Pratt and Whitney F100-220/220E engines that power F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft fleet across the globe. Wed, 21 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMT Boeing wins $371m contract to support USAF’s F-15 fleet http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsboeing-bags-371m-contract-to-support-usafs-f-15-fleet-5850706 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsboeing-bags-371m-contract-to-support-usafs-f-15-fleet-5850706 Boeing has secured a $371m material availability support contract from the US Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) for the US Air Force’s (USAF) F-15 fighter aircraft fleet. Wed, 21 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMT Mirach 40 (M-40) Integrated Aerial Target System http://www.airforce-technology.com/projects/mirach-40-m-40-integrated-aerial-target-system/ http://www.airforce-technology.com/projects/mirach-40-m-40-integrated-aerial-target-system/ Mirach 40 (M-40) is a re-usable integrated aerial target system developed by Leonardo to support the training requirement of the armed forces worldwide. Tue, 20 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMT Raytheon completes testing of USAF's Small Diameter Bomb II http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsraytheon-completes-testing-of-usafs-small-diameter-bomb-ii-5847536 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsraytheon-completes-testing-of-usafs-small-diameter-bomb-ii-5847536 Raytheon has conducted high-speed wind tunnel testing of the US Air Force’s (USAF) Small Diameter Bomb II (SDB II). Tue, 20 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMT Kuwait Air Force to receive Thales flight simulator for Caracal helicopter http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newskuwait-air-force-to-receive-thales-flight-simulator-for-caracal-helicopter-5849294 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newskuwait-air-force-to-receive-thales-flight-simulator-for-caracal-helicopter-5849294 The Kuwait Air Force and National Guard will use Thales flight simulators to train Caracal helicopter pilots and crews. Tue, 20 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMT Airbus selects Leonardo to maintain German and Spanish Typhoon fleet avionics http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsairbus-selects-leonardo-to-maintain-german-spanish-typhoon-fleets-5848900 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsairbus-selects-leonardo-to-maintain-german-spanish-typhoon-fleets-5848900 Airbus has selected Leonardo to provide avionics maintenance for both German and Spanish Eurofighter Typhoon fleets. Tue, 20 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMT Tata and Lockheed agree to produce F-16 Block 70 fighter aircraft in India http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newstata-lockheed-agree-to-produce-f-16-block-70-fighter-aircraft-in-india-5847815 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newstata-lockheed-agree-to-produce-f-16-block-70-fighter-aircraft-in-india-5847815 Tata Advanced Systems (TASL) has signed an agreement with Lockheed Martin to produce F-16 Block 70 fighter aircraft in India. Mon, 19 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMT Rockwell delivers 770th M-Code GPS receiver to USAF SMC http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsrockwell-delivers-770th-m-code-gps-receiver-to-usaf-smc-5848073 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsrockwell-delivers-770th-m-code-gps-receiver-to-usaf-smc-5848073 Rockwell Collins has completed the delivery of 770th Military-Code (M-Code) Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver to the US Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center (USAF SMC). Mon, 19 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMT RAAF C-17A Globemaster III team visits India http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsraaf-c-17a-globemaster-iii-team-visits-india-5848089 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsraaf-c-17a-globemaster-iii-team-visits-india-5848089 The Indian and Australian air forces have shared their expertise on C-17A Globemaster III military transport aircraft. Mon, 19 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMT All a Kaggle: DSTL teamup identifies novel ways to evaluate defence data http://www.airforce-technology.com/features/featureall-a-kaggle-dstl-teamup-identifies-novel-ways-to-evaluate-defence-data-5835935/ http://www.airforce-technology.com/features/featureall-a-kaggle-dstl-teamup-identifies-novel-ways-to-evaluate-defence-data-5835935/ The UK’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) recently partnered with Kaggle, the world’s largest data science competition community, to identify novel methods to evaluate large, complex data sets. The competition attracted over 5,000 sub… Mon, 19 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMT Galleon Embedded Computing-Rugged Data Recorder Systems for Airforce Applications http://www.airforce-technology.com/contractors/flight-data-recording/galleon-airforce/ http://www.airforce-technology.com/contractors/flight-data-recording/galleon-airforce/ Galleon Embedded Computing (Galleon) produces small rugged data recorder systems, servers, network-attached storage (NAS) devices and a range of storage solutions for deployed systems for military applications. Sun, 18 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMT Finland intensifies aerial campaign over Baltic Sea and Gulf of Finland http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsfinland-intensifies-aerial-campaign-over-baltic-sea-and-gulf-of-finland-5846999 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsfinland-intensifies-aerial-campaign-over-baltic-sea-and-gulf-of-finland-5846999 The Finnish Air Force has intensified its aerial campaign over the international waters of the Gulf of Finland and the Baltic Sea near the country’s airspace. Sun, 18 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMT Varley and Lockheed to co-develop portable ground facilities for F-35 crew deployed overseas http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsvarley-lockheed-to-co-develop-portable-ground-facilities-for-f-35-crew-deployed-overseas-5846765 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsvarley-lockheed-to-co-develop-portable-ground-facilities-for-f-35-crew-deployed-overseas-5846765 Varley has been awarded a contract to collaborate with Lockheed Martin on the design and development of portable ground facilities for the US Air Force (USAF) personnel deployed to support the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter programme in Australia. Sun, 18 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMT VSE to repair and maintain ground equipment at Kadena Air Base in Japan http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsvse-to-repair-maintain-ground-equipment-at-kadena-air-base-in-japan-5846752 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsvse-to-repair-maintain-ground-equipment-at-kadena-air-base-in-japan-5846752 VSE has secured a task order to help the US Air Force (USAF) repair and maintain aircraft, aerospace ground equipment and support equipment at Kadena Air Base in Japan. Sun, 18 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMT