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 Honeywell wins $243m contract to modernise USAF's Tinker Air Force Base http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newshoneywell-wins-243m-contract-to-modernise-usafs-tinker-air-force-base-5773318 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newshoneywell-wins-243m-contract-to-modernise-usafs-tinker-air-force-base-5773318 Honeywell has secured a $243m contract to modernise the US Air Force's (USAF) Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma City. Tue, 28 Mar 2017 23:00:00 GMT USAF awards $909m landing gear support contract to AAR http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsusaf-awards-909m-landing-gear-support-contract-to-aar-5773287 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsusaf-awards-909m-landing-gear-support-contract-to-aar-5773287 The US Air Force (USAF) has awarded a $909m contract to AAR to support its Landing Gear Performance-Based Logistics One programme. Tue, 28 Mar 2017 23:00:00 GMT USAF’s 416 FLTS conducts in-flight testing of APG-83A radar on F-16 aircraft http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsusaf-conducts-in-flight-testing-of-apg-83a-radar-on-f-16-fighting-falcon-5771623 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsusaf-conducts-in-flight-testing-of-apg-83a-radar-on-f-16-fighting-falcon-5771623 The US Air Force’s (USAF) 416th Flight Test Squadron (FLTS) is conducting in-flight testing of the APG-83A scalable agile beam radar (SABR) installed onboard the F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft. Mon, 27 Mar 2017 23:00:00 GMT Europrop to support Royal Malaysian Air Force's A400M engines http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newseuroprop-to-support-royal-malaysian-air-forces-a400m-engines-5773152 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newseuroprop-to-support-royal-malaysian-air-forces-a400m-engines-5773152 Europrop International (EPI) has agreed to provide support services for TP400 turboprop engines that power the Royal Malaysian Air Force's A400M military transport aircraft. Mon, 27 Mar 2017 23:00:00 GMT US DoD debuts new Science on a Sphere weather training aid http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsus-dod-debuts-new-science-on-a-sphere-weather-training-aid-5772877 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsus-dod-debuts-new-science-on-a-sphere-weather-training-aid-5772877 The US Department of Defense (DoD) has announced the launch of a new weather training aid, Science on a Sphere. Mon, 27 Mar 2017 23:00:00 GMT US and Australia begin Diamond Shield training exercise http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsus-and-australia-begin-diamond-shield-training-exercise-5772188 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsus-and-australia-begin-diamond-shield-training-exercise-5772188 A team of airmen from the US and Australia are participating in a training exercise, Diamond Shield 2017, in New South Wales. Sun, 26 Mar 2017 23:00:00 GMT France gives nod for new Rafale F4 standard http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsfrance-gives-nod-for-new-rafale-f4-standard-5772193 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsfrance-gives-nod-for-new-rafale-f4-standard-5772193 French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian has given approval for the initial development of the new F4 standard for Dassault Rafale combat aircraft. Sun, 26 Mar 2017 23:00:00 GMT Lebanese pilot trainee flies A-29 Super Tucano light-attack aircraft for first time http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsfirst-lebanese-pilot-flies-a-29-super-tucano-light-attack-aircraft-5772124 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsfirst-lebanese-pilot-flies-a-29-super-tucano-light-attack-aircraft-5772124 A Lebanese pilot trainee has flown an A-29 Super Tucano light-attack aircraft for the first time, as part of a training programme conducted by the US Air Force (USAF). Sun, 26 Mar 2017 23:00:00 GMT 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, 24 Mar 2017 10:08:00 GMT Deals this week: Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Space Exploration Technologies http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsdeals-this-week-lockheed-martin-boeing-space-exploration-technologies-5769561 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsdeals-this-week-lockheed-martin-boeing-space-exploration-technologies-5769561 Lockheed Martin has been awarded a $750m-worth contract by the US Defense Logistics Agency to provide logistics support for the US Air Force (USAF) Air Logistics Complexes for a period of five years. Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT USAF's B-1B Lancer conducts training with Japanese and South Korean forces http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsusafs-b-1b-lancer-conducts-training-with-japanese-and-south-korean-forces-5770990 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsusafs-b-1b-lancer-conducts-training-with-japanese-and-south-korean-forces-5770990 The US Air Force's (USAF) B-1B Lancer bomber aircraft has conducted bilateral training missions with the Japanese and South Korean air forces. Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Saab to use Northrop's CEESIM to perform aircraft testing on Gripen JAS 39 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newssaab-to-use-northrops-ceesim-to-perform-aircraft-testing-on-gripen-jas-39-5770982 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newssaab-to-use-northrops-ceesim-to-perform-aircraft-testing-on-gripen-jas-39-5770982 Northrop Grumman's Amherst Systems business unit has delivered a combat electromagnetic environment simulator (CEESIM) for Gripen JAS 39 multirole fighter, developed by Saab. Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT USAF's SBIRS GEO Flight 3 satellite delivers first imagery http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsusafs-sbirs-geo-flight-3-satellite-delivers-first-imagery-5770629 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsusafs-sbirs-geo-flight-3-satellite-delivers-first-imagery-5770629 The US Air Force's (USAF) third space-based infrared system (SBIRS) geosynchronous earth orbit (GEO) satellite has delivered first images from its orbit. Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT SMART High Reliability Solutions Introduces Persistent Memory Capabilities to M Series Highly Ruggedised MLC SSD Product Line http://www.airforce-technology.com/contractors/computers/smart-high-reliability-solutions/presssmart-introduces-persistent-memory-capabilities-m-series.html http://www.airforce-technology.com/contractors/computers/smart-high-reliability-solutions/presssmart-introduces-persistent-memory-capabilities-m-series.html SMART High Reliability Solutions ('SMART HRS'), a provider of current and next-generation, solid-state storage solutions specialising in ruggedised, high-performance and high-capacity solid-state drives (SSDs) for defence, aerospace and industrial ma… Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:25:00 GMT Component Connectivity Systems http://www.airforce-technology.com/downloads/whitepapers/electronic/component-connectivity-systems-air/ http://www.airforce-technology.com/downloads/whitepapers/electronic/component-connectivity-systems-air/ HUBER+SUHNER supplies components and systems that deliver electrical and optical connectivity for military operations. Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:52:00 GMT MacB wins contract to support air force equipment management system in US http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsmacb-wins-contract-to-support-air-force-equipment-management-system-in-us-5769148 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsmacb-wins-contract-to-support-air-force-equipment-management-system-in-us-5769148 MacAulay-Brown (MacB) has received a contract to support the air force equipment management system (AFEMS) of the US Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC). Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Boeing conducts ground and flight testing of USAF's KC-46A tanker http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsboeing-completes-ground-and-flight-testing-of-usafs-kc-46a-tanker-aircraft-5769141 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsboeing-completes-ground-and-flight-testing-of-usafs-kc-46a-tanker-aircraft-5769141 Boeing has conducted ground and flight testing of the KC-46A Pegasus multirole tanker at Travis Air Force Base (AFB) in California. Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Royal Malaysian Air Force receives flight training simulator from Thales http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsroyal-malaysian-air-force-receives-flight-training-simulator-from-thales-5769449 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsroyal-malaysian-air-force-receives-flight-training-simulator-from-thales-5769449 The Royal Malaysian Air Force has taken delivery of a new flight and navigation training simulator from Thales. Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT USAF deploys A-29 Super Tucano light-attack aircraft to Afghanistan http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsusaf-deploys-a-29-super-tucano-light-attack-aircraft-to-afghanistan-5768882 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsusaf-deploys-a-29-super-tucano-light-attack-aircraft-to-afghanistan-5768882 The US Air Force (USAF) has deployed four A-29 Super Tucano light-attack aircraft to Kabul, in support of the Afghan Air Force. Wed, 22 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Vectrus contracted to support USAF operations at Maxwell-Gunter AFB in Alabama http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsvectrus-wins-contract-to-support-usaf-operations-at-maxwell-gunter-base-5768658 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsvectrus-wins-contract-to-support-usaf-operations-at-maxwell-gunter-base-5768658 Vectrus Systems has received a base operations contract to support the US Air Force (USAF) at Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base (AFB) in Alabama. Wed, 22 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT