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 Japan scrambles fighter jets after China flies aircraft near disputed islands http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsjapan-scrambles-fighter-jets-after-china-flies-aircraft-near-disputed-islands-5014898 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsjapan-scrambles-fighter-jets-after-china-flies-aircraft-near-disputed-islands-5014898 The Japanese Air Self-Defense Force has reportedly scrambled its fighter jets on 25 September, after eight Chinese military aircraft flew near islands in the East China Sea. Sun, 25 Sep 2016 23:00:00 GMT IAF test-fires MICA multi-mission air-to-air missile http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsiaf-test-fires-mica-multi-mission-air-to-air-missile-5015150 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsiaf-test-fires-mica-multi-mission-air-to-air-missile-5015150 The Indian Air Force's (IAF) Tiger Squadron has successfully test-fired the recently acquired long range air-to-air MICA missile. Sun, 25 Sep 2016 23:00:00 GMT India and France sign €7.8bn deal for 36 Rafale fighter aircraft http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsindia-france-sign-78bn-deal-for-36-rafale-fighter-aircraft-5014474 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsindia-france-sign-78bn-deal-for-36-rafale-fighter-aircraft-5014474 France and India have signed the long-awaited contract for the acquisition of 36 Rafale for the Indian Air Force (IAF). Sun, 25 Sep 2016 23:00:00 GMT Report: Taiwan’s defence expenditure to reach approximately $11bn by 2021 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsreport-taiwans-defence-expenditure-to-reach-approximately-11bn-by-2021-5011298 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsreport-taiwans-defence-expenditure-to-reach-approximately-11bn-by-2021-5011298 Taiwan’s defence expenditure is expected to grow from the current $9.9bn to $10.9bn by 2021, witnessing a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 2.38%, according to a report by Strategic Defence Intelligence (SDI). Thu, 22 Sep 2016 23:00:00 GMT FN HERSTAL-Helicopter and Aircraft Weapon Systems http://www.airforce-technology.com/contractors/weapons/fn_herstal/ http://www.airforce-technology.com/contractors/weapons/fn_herstal/ FN Herstal provides airborne systems with unprecedented and unequalled firing capabilities for multi-role helicopters and subsonic aircraft while maintaining simplicity of use and crew safety. Thu, 22 Sep 2016 23:00:00 GMT Japan requests $1.9bn sale of KC-46A aerial refuelling aircraft from US http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsjapan-requests-19bn-sale-of-kc-46a-aerial-refuelling-aircraft-from-us-5013801 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsjapan-requests-19bn-sale-of-kc-46a-aerial-refuelling-aircraft-from-us-5013801 The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has notified Congress of $1.9bn potential sale of KC-46A aerial refuelling aircraft to Japan. Thu, 22 Sep 2016 23:00:00 GMT Lockheed wins $395m GPS III Space Vehicle contract modification http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newslockheed-wins-395m-gps-iii-space-vehicle-contract-modification-5013836 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newslockheed-wins-395m-gps-iii-space-vehicle-contract-modification-5013836 Lockheed Martin Space Systems has received a $395m US Air Force (USAF) contract modification from the Space and Missile Systems Center for work on the GPS III Space Vehicle programme. Thu, 22 Sep 2016 23:00:00 GMT Deals this week: Lockheed Martin, Rolls-Royce, Jacobs http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsdeals-this-week-lockheed-martin-rolls-royce-jacobs-5012563 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsdeals-this-week-lockheed-martin-rolls-royce-jacobs-5012563 Lockheed Martin Corporation has been selected to perform research work on the development of future tactical hypersonic boost glide aircraft, as part of the Tactical Boost Glide programme. Thu, 22 Sep 2016 23:00:00 GMT High-Quality Connectivity Solutions http://www.airforce-technology.com/downloads/whitepapers/electronic/high-quality-connectivity-solutions/ http://www.airforce-technology.com/downloads/whitepapers/electronic/high-quality-connectivity-solutions/ HUBER+SUHNER has many years of experience in the development, production and qualification of cables, connectors and cable systems for airborne applications. Thu, 22 Sep 2016 15:02:00 GMT Saab to supply RBS 70 NG air defence system to undisclosed customer http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newssaab-to-supply-rbs-70-ng-air-defence-system-to-undisclosed-customer-5011842 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newssaab-to-supply-rbs-70-ng-air-defence-system-to-undisclosed-customer-5011842 Saab has received a contract from an undisclosed customer to supply RBS 70 NG very short range air defence (VSHORAD) system. Wed, 21 Sep 2016 23:00:00 GMT US B-1B bomber flies over South Korea after Pyongyang’s rocket engine test http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsus-b-1b-bomber-flies-over-south-korea-after-pyongyangs-rocket-engine-test-5012378 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsus-b-1b-bomber-flies-over-south-korea-after-pyongyangs-rocket-engine-test-5012378 The US Air Force's (USAF) B-1B strategic bomber has flown over South Korea for the second time in show of force after North Korea claimed it tested a rocket engine. Wed, 21 Sep 2016 23:00:00 GMT India test-fires Barak-8 surface-to-air ballistic missile http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsindia-again-test-fires-barak-8-surface-to-air-ballistic-missile-5011071 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsindia-again-test-fires-barak-8-surface-to-air-ballistic-missile-5011071 India has test-fired a Barak-8 surface-to-air ballistic missile from a test range at Chandipur, off the coast of Odisha state. Tue, 20 Sep 2016 23:00:00 GMT Lockheed completes first flight test of Legion Pod aboard F-15C aircraft http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newslockheed-completes-first-flight-test-of-legion-pod-aboard-f-15c-aircraft-5011267 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newslockheed-completes-first-flight-test-of-legion-pod-aboard-f-15c-aircraft-5011267 Lockheed Martin has successfully completed the first flight test of its multi-function sensor system Legion Pod aboard an F-15C aircraft. Tue, 20 Sep 2016 23:00:00 GMT T-50A Trainer http://www.airforce-technology.com/projects/t-50a-trainer/ http://www.airforce-technology.com/projects/t-50a-trainer/ T-50A is an advanced trainer jet aircraft developed jointly by Lockheed Martin and Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) for the US Air Force’s T-X Advanced Pilot Training (APT) competition. It is an advanced version of the T-50 trainer aircraft. Tue, 20 Sep 2016 23:00:00 GMT KC-390 Military Transport Plane http://www.airforce-technology.com/projects/kc-390/ http://www.airforce-technology.com/projects/kc-390/ Embraer (Empresa Brasileira de Aeronáutica), one of the world's largest aircraft manufacturers, received a $1.3bn development order from the Brazilian Air Force (FAB) for its KC-390 medium-weight military transport jet on 14 April 2009. Tue, 20 Sep 2016 23:00:00 GMT GAO recommends new measures to USAF for effective aircrew training http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsgao-recommends-new-measures-to-usaf-for-effective-aircrew-training-5011797 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsgao-recommends-new-measures-to-usaf-for-effective-aircrew-training-5011797 A review conducted by the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) has recommended that the US Air Force (USAF) must further analyse and introduce new measures to improve the effectiveness of combat fighter training. Tue, 20 Sep 2016 23:00:00 GMT PeruSat-1 Earth Observation Satellite http://www.airforce-technology.com/projects/perusat-1-earth-observation-satellite/ http://www.airforce-technology.com/projects/perusat-1-earth-observation-satellite/ PeruSat-1 is a very high-resolution Earth observation satellite system built for the government of Peru. Tue, 20 Sep 2016 23:00:00 GMT Lockheed wins follow-on production contract for Paveway II Plus kits http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newslockheed-wins-follow-on-production-contract-for-paveway-ii-plus-kits-5010127 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newslockheed-wins-follow-on-production-contract-for-paveway-ii-plus-kits-5010127 The US Air Force (USAF) has awarded a contract to Lockheed Martin for follow-on production of Paveway II Plus laser-guided bomb (LGB) kits. Mon, 19 Sep 2016 23:00:00 GMT BAE Systems delivers 250th electronic warfare suite for F-35 Lightning II http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsbae-systems-delivers-250th-electronic-warfare-suite-for-f-35-lightning-ii-5009610 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsbae-systems-delivers-250th-electronic-warfare-suite-for-f-35-lightning-ii-5009610 BAE Systems has completed the production and delivery of the 250th electronic warfare (EW) suite for the F-35 Lightning II fighter aircraft programme. Mon, 19 Sep 2016 23:00:00 GMT USAF grounds F-35 Lightning II fighter jets over technical issues http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsusaf-grounds-f-35-lightning-ii-fighter-jets-over-technical-issues-5008549 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsusaf-grounds-f-35-lightning-ii-fighter-jets-over-technical-issues-5008549 The US Air Force (USAF) has reportedly grounded 13 of its F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter aircraft, following the discovery of peeling and crumbling insulation in avionics cooling lines inside the fuel tanks. Sun, 18 Sep 2016 23:00:00 GMT