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 Sarsen Technology August News Round-Up http://www.airforce-technology.com/contractors/electronic/sarsen-technology/presssarsen-technology-august-news-round-up.html http://www.airforce-technology.com/contractors/electronic/sarsen-technology/presssarsen-technology-august-news-round-up.html The last quarter of the year is always busy for Sarsen Technology, and 2014 is no exception. Mon, 01 Sep 2014 11:50:00 GMT Israel shoots down Syrian UAV amid escalating tensions in Golan Heights http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsisrael-shoots-down-syrian-uav-amid-escalating-tensions-in-golan-heights-4357773 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsisrael-shoots-down-syrian-uav-amid-escalating-tensions-in-golan-heights-4357773 The Israeli Air Force (IAF) shot down an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that entered Israeli-controlled airspace over the Golan Heights on 31 August. Sun, 31 Aug 2014 23:00:00 GMT Airbus completes winter testing of Zephyr 7 in Southern Hemisphere http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsairbus-completes-winter-testing-of-zephyr-7-in-southern-hemisphere-4357766 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsairbus-completes-winter-testing-of-zephyr-7-in-southern-hemisphere-4357766 Airbus Defence and Space has successfully completed the long-endurance flight test of its Zephyr 7 high-altitude pseudo-satellite (HAPS) system in winter weather conditions. Sun, 31 Aug 2014 23:00:00 GMT Indian MoD secures approval for Chinook and Apache purchase http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsindian-mod-secures-approval-for-chinook-and-apache-purchase-4357784 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsindian-mod-secures-approval-for-chinook-and-apache-purchase-4357784 The Indian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has received approval to acquire Chinook and Apache helicopters under a multi-billion dollar deal with the US. Sun, 31 Aug 2014 23:00:00 GMT DUKE Airborne Systems - Robotic Arms Motion - YouTube [720p] http://www.airforce-technology.com/videos/3756108037001.html http://www.airforce-technology.com/videos/3756108037001.html DUKE Airborne Systems - Robotic Arms Motion - YouTube [720p] Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:41:00 GMT DUKE Airborne Systems - use scenario video - YouTube [720p] http://www.airforce-technology.com/videos/3756108030001.html http://www.airforce-technology.com/videos/3756108030001.html DUKE Airborne Systems - use scenario video - YouTube [720p] Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:40:00 GMT DUKE - Airborne Robotic Weapon System - YouTube [720p] http://www.airforce-technology.com/videos/3756034252001.html http://www.airforce-technology.com/videos/3756034252001.html DUKE's RWS system deployed from a UH60 helicopter as presented at Eurosatory 2014 Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:36:00 GMT Oxley Shortlisted for Prestigious Business Award http://www.airforce-technology.com/contractors/landing_aids/oxley2/pressoxley-shortlisted-for-prestigious-business-award.html http://www.airforce-technology.com/contractors/landing_aids/oxley2/pressoxley-shortlisted-for-prestigious-business-award.html Oxley Group has been shortlisted as a finalist for Exporter of the Year in the prestigious CN Group Business Awards. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:27:00 GMT US hands over first upgraded KC-135 Stratotanker to France http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsus-hands-over-first-upgraded-kc-135-stratotanker-to-france-4356642 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsus-hands-over-first-upgraded-kc-135-stratotanker-to-france-4356642 The French Air Force (ALAT) has taken delivery of the first modernised KC-135 Stratotanker aerial refuelling aircraft from the US at Air Base 125, near Istres, France. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 23:00:00 GMT USAF likely to award 3DELRR contract next week http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsusaf-likely-to-award-3delrr-contract-next-week-4356637 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsusaf-likely-to-award-3delrr-contract-next-week-4356637 The US Air Force (USAF) is likely to award the long-awaited three dimensional expeditionary long-range radar (3DELRR) contract as early as next week. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 23:00:00 GMT UAE military orders TCG’s ground tactical data link system http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsuae-military-orders-tcgs-ground-tactical-data-link-system-4356647 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsuae-military-orders-tcgs-ground-tactical-data-link-system-4356647 Tactical Communications Group (TCG) has been awarded a contract to supply its ground tactical data link systems (GTS) hardware and software components to the UAE Armed Forces. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 23:00:00 GMT French Rafale fighters participate in Exercise Arctic Thunder http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsfrench-rafale-fighters-participate-in-exercise-arctic-thunder-4356046 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsfrench-rafale-fighters-participate-in-exercise-arctic-thunder-4356046 The French Air Force has deployed several Rafale multi-role combat aircraft for a training exercise at Banak Air Base in Norway. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 23:00:00 GMT UK announces new humanitarian relief package for Iraqi refugees http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsuk-announces-new-humanitarian-relief-package-for-iraqi-refugees-4356079 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsuk-announces-new-humanitarian-relief-package-for-iraqi-refugees-4356079 The UK Government has announced an additional £10m emergency humanitarian relief package for the displaced Iraqi civilians, primarily women and children. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 23:00:00 GMT USAF F-15C fighter crashes in Virginia forest http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsusaf-f-15c-fighter-crashes-in-virginia-forest-4356085 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsusaf-f-15c-fighter-crashes-in-virginia-forest-4356085 A US Air Force’s (USAF) F-15C Eagle all-weather tactical fighter aircraft has crashed during a cross-country mission near Deerfield, Virginia, US. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 23:00:00 GMT Lockheed continues F-35 JSF programme flight tests http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newslockheed-continues-f-35-jsf-programme-flight-tests-4354748 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newslockheed-continues-f-35-jsf-programme-flight-tests-4354748 Lockheed Martin has demonstrated the maturity of its F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter (JSF) programme through a series of flight tests in the US. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 23:00:00 GMT Israel and Hamas begin indefinite ceasefire in Gaza Strip http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsisrael-and-hamas-begin-indefinite-ceasefire-in-gaza-strip-4354773 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsisrael-and-hamas-begin-indefinite-ceasefire-in-gaza-strip-4354773 Israel and Hamas have agreed to an indefinite ceasefire in the Gaza Strip, ending seven weeks of intense fighting in the region. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 23:00:00 GMT Turkey again extends bidding deadline for LORAMIDS tender http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsturkey-again-extends-bidding-deadline-for-loramids-tender-4354754 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsturkey-again-extends-bidding-deadline-for-loramids-tender-4354754 The Turkish Government has asked companies competing for the country’s long-range air and missile defence systems (LORAMIDS) contract to extend the validity of their bids. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 23:00:00 GMT US begins surveillance flights over Syria amid escalating crisis http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsus-begins-surveillance-flights-over-syria-amid-escalating-crisis-4353245 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsus-begins-surveillance-flights-over-syria-amid-escalating-crisis-4353245 The US military has reportedly started surveillance flights over Syria in an effort to gather intelligence on the Islamic State (IS) militant group. Mon, 25 Aug 2014 23:00:00 GMT China refutes US claims of dangerous intercept by fighter jet http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newschina-refutes-us-claims-of-dangerous-intercept-by-fighter-jet-4353254 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newschina-refutes-us-claims-of-dangerous-intercept-by-fighter-jet-4353254 The Chinese Defence Ministry has refuted US allegations that a fighter jet flew dangerously close to a US military aircraft over international waters off China. Mon, 25 Aug 2014 23:00:00 GMT USAF tests Raytheon’s upgraded high-speed anti-radiation missile http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsusaf-tests-raytheons-upgraded-high-speed-anti-radiation-missile-4353260 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsusaf-tests-raytheons-upgraded-high-speed-anti-radiation-missile-4353260 The US Air Force (USAF) has successfully flight tested Raytheon’s upgraded high-speed anti-radiation missile’s (Harm) control section modification (HCSM) version from an undisclosed location. 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