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 Northrop delivers first RAAF EA-18G Growler shipset to Boeing http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsnorthrop-delivers-first-raaf-ea-18g-growler-shipset-to-boeing-4542748 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsnorthrop-delivers-first-raaf-ea-18g-growler-shipset-to-boeing-4542748 Northrop Grumman has handed over a major subassembly for the Royal Australian Air Force's (RAAF) first EA-18G Growler electronic attack aircraft to Boeing. Sun, 29 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT Israel’s Northern Patriot Battery soldiers hone operational skills http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsisraels-northern-patriot-battery-soldiers-hone-operational-skills-4542764 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsisraels-northern-patriot-battery-soldiers-hone-operational-skills-4542764 Military personnel from the Israeli Air Force's (IAF) Northern 'Patriot' Battery practised operational deployment in the field during a combat exercise at an undisclosed location. Sun, 29 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT Netherlands places order for first batch of F-35 Lightning II aircraft http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsnetherlands-places-order-for-first-batch-of-f-35-lightning-ii-aircraft-4542737 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsnetherlands-places-order-for-first-batch-of-f-35-lightning-ii-aircraft-4542737 The Netherlands Ministry of Defence (MoD) has placed an order for initial batch of F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter (JSF) aircraft. Sun, 29 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT South Korea shortlists KAI and Lockheed team for KF-X fighter project http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newssouth-korea-shortlists-kai-and-lockheed-team-for-kf-x-fighter-project-4542785 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newssouth-korea-shortlists-kai-and-lockheed-team-for-kf-x-fighter-project-4542785 Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) has reportedly been selected as the preferred bidder for the country's domestic fighter jet development programme. Sun, 29 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT AOS Technologies-High-Speed Cameras and Digital Cameras for Airborne and Military Applications http://www.airforce-technology.com/contractors/flight-data-recording/aos-technologies/ http://www.airforce-technology.com/contractors/flight-data-recording/aos-technologies/ AOS Technologies is a leading supplier in the design, manufacture and integration of high-speed cameras and digital cameras. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 11:35:00 GMT Indian Air Force receives first two Mirage 2000 I/TI fighters from Dassault http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsindian-air-force-receives-first-two-mirage-2000-iti-fighters-from-dassault-4541702 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsindian-air-force-receives-first-two-mirage-2000-iti-fighters-from-dassault-4541702 Dassault Aviation has handed over the first two upgraded Mirage 2000 I/TI fighter aircraft to the Indian Air Force (IAF) at its Flight Test Centre in Istres, France. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT SunPower starts construction of new solar power plant at Nellis Air Force Base http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newssunpower-starts-construction-of-new-solar-power-plant-at-nellis-air-force-base-4541714 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newssunpower-starts-construction-of-new-solar-power-plant-at-nellis-air-force-base-4541714 SunPower has began construction of a new 15MW solar project at Nellis Air Force Base (AFB) in Nevada, US, in an effort to enable the base to run exclusively on renewable energy during daylight hours. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT RCAF to equip Chinook Fleet with Northrop’s latest generation DIRCM system http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsrcaf-to-equip-chinook-fleet-with-northrops-latest-generation-dircm-system-4541708 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsrcaf-to-equip-chinook-fleet-with-northrops-latest-generation-dircm-system-4541708 Northrop Grumman has been selected to supply infrared missile protection systems to the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF). Fri, 27 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Saudi Arabian warplanes bomb Houthi rebels in Yemen http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newssaudi-arabian-warplanes-bomb-houthi-rebels-in-yemen-4541724 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newssaudi-arabian-warplanes-bomb-houthi-rebels-in-yemen-4541724 Saudi Arabia and its Arab allies have launched a series of airstrikes against the Shi'ite Houthi rebels in the Yemeni capital city of Sana'a. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT AYESAS-Aviation Hardware and Software Systems http://www.airforce-technology.com/contractors/electronic/ayesas1/ http://www.airforce-technology.com/contractors/electronic/ayesas1/ AYESAS is an AS 9100 certified solution provider for aviation hardware and software systems for airlines and air forces. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:24:00 GMT MacB and WSRI to supply sensing and sensor exploitation systems to AFRL http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsmacb-wsri-to-supply-sensing-and-sensor-exploitation-systems-to-afrl-4540816 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsmacb-wsri-to-supply-sensing-and-sensor-exploitation-systems-to-afrl-4540816 MacAulay-Brown (MacB) and Wright State Research Institute (WSRI) have been awarded a contract to supply sensing and sensor exploitation systems to the US Air Force Laboratory (AFRL). Thu, 26 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT USAF launches GPS IIF-9 satellite from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsusaf-launches-gps-iif-9-satellite-from-cape-canaveral-air-force-station-4540857 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsusaf-launches-gps-iif-9-satellite-from-cape-canaveral-air-force-station-4540857 The US Air Force (USAF) has successfully launched the ninth global positioning system (GPS) IIF (GPS IIF-9) satellite from Space Launch Complex 37B of Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, US. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT USAF contracts GE to define future generations of radar processor http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsusaf-contracts-ge-to-define-future-generations-of-radar-processor-4540824 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsusaf-contracts-ge-to-define-future-generations-of-radar-processor-4540824 GE has secured a contract to define high-performance embedded computing architectures of the future generations of radar processor installed onboard the US Air Force (USAF) platforms. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT US clears CH-47F Chinook helicopters sale to Netherlands http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsus-clears-ch-47f-chinook-helicopters-sale-to-netherlands-4539697 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsus-clears-ch-47f-chinook-helicopters-sale-to-netherlands-4539697 The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has notified Congress of a potential foreign military sale (FMS) of CH-47F Chinook helicopters and associated equipment to the Netherlands. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Afghan Air Force receives first six armed MD 530F helicopters http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsafghan-air-force-receives-first-six-armed-md-530f-helicopters-4539690 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsafghan-air-force-receives-first-six-armed-md-530f-helicopters-4539690 MD Helicopters (MDHI) has handed over the first batch of six weaponised MD 530F Cayuse Warrior scout attack helicopters to the Afghan Air Force (AAF) in Kabul, Afghanistan. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT SOM Air-to-Surface Cruise Missile http://www.airforce-technology.com/projects/som-air-to-surface-cruise-missile/ http://www.airforce-technology.com/projects/som-air-to-surface-cruise-missile/ Stand-Off Missile (SOM) is Turkey's first indigenous long-range, autonomous, high-precision air-to-surface cruise missile. It was designed and developed jointly by TUBITAK Defense Industries Research and Development Institute (TUBITAK SAGE) and Roket… Wed, 25 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT USAF’s A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft train at RAF Lakenheath http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsusafs-a-10-thunderbolt-ii-aircraft-train-at-raf-lakenheath-4539715 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsusafs-a-10-thunderbolt-ii-aircraft-train-at-raf-lakenheath-4539715 The US Air Force (USAF) has deployed a theatre security package (TSP) comprising A-10C Thunderbolt II aircraft and airmen from the 355th Fighter Wing (355th FW) to the Royal Air Force Lakenheath, UK, to train with Nato allies in new environments and … Wed, 25 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT USAF’s 82nd Aerial Targets Squadron receives first production QF-16 target http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsusafs-82nd-aerial-targets-squadron-receives-first-production-qf-16-target-4539683 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsusafs-82nd-aerial-targets-squadron-receives-first-production-qf-16-target-4539683 The US Air Force (USAF) has received the Lot 1 production QF-16 full scale aerial target (FSAT) drone at Tyndall Air Force Base (AFB) in Florida, US. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Rockwell and DRS partner to develop air combat training capability http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsrockwell-drs-partner-to-develop-air-combat-training-capability-4538084 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsrockwell-drs-partner-to-develop-air-combat-training-capability-4538084 Rockwell Collins and DRS Technologies' training and control systems business have collaborated to develop secure air combat training capabilities for the US and international air forces. Tue, 24 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT USAF releases requirements for T-X trainer programme http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsusaf-releases-requirements-for-t-x-trainer-programme-4538719 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsusaf-releases-requirements-for-t-x-trainer-programme-4538719 The US Air Force (USAF) has issued requirements for the T-X trainer aircraft programme that is scheduled to replace the service's ageing T-38 Talon aircraft fleet. Tue, 24 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT