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 US approves $156m sale of F/A-18 upgrades to Finland http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsus-approves-156m-sale-of-fa-18-upgrades-to-finland-5690178 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsus-approves-156m-sale-of-fa-18-upgrades-to-finland-5690178 The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has notified Congress of a potential $156m foreign military sale of F/A-18 mid-life upgrade programme to Finland. Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT Kenya Air Force receives first batch of Bell Huey II helicopters from US http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newskenya-air-force-receives-first-batch-of-bell-huey-ii-helicopters-from-us-5690161 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newskenya-air-force-receives-first-batch-of-bell-huey-ii-helicopters-from-us-5690161 The Kenya Air Force has taken delivery of the first six of eight Bell Huey II helicopters from the US Government. Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT EXPAL Demonstrates its ʻOne-Stop Shopʼ for Mortar Systems http://www.airforce-technology.com/contractors/weapons/expal/pressone-stop-shop-mortar-systems-aft.html http://www.airforce-technology.com/contractors/weapons/expal/pressone-stop-shop-mortar-systems-aft.html The demonstration took place last Tuesday, 16 November, in the Spanish Army firing and training range 'Álvarez de Sotomayor', in Almeria, Spain. EXPAL showed all the products and systems involved in this proposal during the different exercises perfor… Tue, 06 Dec 2016 14:00:00 GMT General Atomics wins UK MoD contract to improve RAF drones http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsgeneral-atomics-wins-uk-mod-contract-to-improve-raf-drones-5688846 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsgeneral-atomics-wins-uk-mod-contract-to-improve-raf-drones-5688846 The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has signed a £100m deal with General Atomics Aeronautical Systems to develop unmanned aerial vehicles for use by the Royal Air Force (RAF). Tue, 06 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT General Electric to provide EA-18G Growler sustainment in Australia http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsgeneral-electric-to-provide-ea-18g-growler-sustainment-in-australia-5688853 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsgeneral-electric-to-provide-ea-18g-growler-sustainment-in-australia-5688853 General Electric International has received a contract from the Australian Department of Defence to provide sustainment for the engines of the newly acquired EA-18G Growler aircraft. Tue, 06 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT Lockheed completes USAF GPS ground control system upgrade http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newslockheed-completes-usaf-gps-ground-control-system-upgrade-5688858 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newslockheed-completes-usaf-gps-ground-control-system-upgrade-5688858 Lockheed Martin has announced the completion of a major upgrade to the US Air Force's (USAF) current GPS ground control system. Tue, 06 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT USAF and OSU sign CRADA for stress evaluation and recovery methods http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsusaf-and-osu-sign-crada-for-stress-evaluation-and-recovery-methods-5687566 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsusaf-and-osu-sign-crada-for-stress-evaluation-and-recovery-methods-5687566 The US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), 711th Human Performance Wing (HPW), and the Ohio State University have reached a cooperative research and development agreement (CRADA) for stress evaluation and recovery methods for warfighters. Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT Cirrus Perception Special Mission Aircraft http://www.airforce-technology.com/projects/cirrus-perception-special-mission-aircraft/ http://www.airforce-technology.com/projects/cirrus-perception-special-mission-aircraft/ Cirrus Perception is a multi-mission intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft developed by Cirrus Aircraft. It is based on the Cirrus SR22 / SR22T civil utility aircraft. Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT USAF's C-130H equipped with Rolls-Royce T56 Series 3.5 engine completes maiden flight http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsusafs-c-130h-equipped-with-rolls-royce-t56-series-35-engine-completes-maiden-flight-5687553 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsusafs-c-130h-equipped-with-rolls-royce-t56-series-35-engine-completes-maiden-flight-5687553 The US Air Force's (USAF) C-130H aircraft equipped with a Rolls-Royce T56 Series 3.5 engine upgrade has completed its first flight. Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT GA-EMS' advanced arresting gear completes first F/A-18E fly-in recovery http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsga-ems-advanced-arresting-gear-completes-first-fa-18e-fly-in-recovery-5687538 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsga-ems-advanced-arresting-gear-completes-first-fa-18e-fly-in-recovery-5687538 General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems' (GA-EMS) advanced arresting gear (AAG) system has completed the first fly-in aircraft recovery of an F/A-18E Super Hornet. Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT XS-1 Phase B: DARPA’s new space plane looks skyward http://www.airforce-technology.com/features/featurexs-1-phase-b-darpas-new-space-plane-looks-skyward-4809183/ http://www.airforce-technology.com/features/featurexs-1-phase-b-darpas-new-space-plane-looks-skyward-4809183/ DARPA has awarded contracts to Boeing, Northrop Grumman and Masten Space Systems to continue developing concepts for US military’s XS-1 experimental space plane. How could the new design make spaceflight commonplace, and what potential military benef… Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:00:00 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, 02 Dec 2016 09:48:00 GMT Textron to provide A²PATS for simulation testing of F-35 EW systems http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newstextron-to-provide-a2pats-for-simulation-testing-of-f-35-ew-systems-5685802 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newstextron-to-provide-a2pats-for-simulation-testing-of-f-35-ew-systems-5685802 Textron Systems Electronic Systems is set to supply its advanced architecture phase amplitude and time simulator (A2PATS) for simulation testing of the F-35 Lightning II electronic warfare (EW) systems. Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT USAF to begin final phase of C-17 Globemaster III drag reduction testing http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsusaf-to-begin-final-phase-of-c-17-globemaster-iii-drag-reduction-testing-5686312 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsusaf-to-begin-final-phase-of-c-17-globemaster-iii-drag-reduction-testing-5686312 The US Air Force (USAF) is to begin the final phase of C-17 Globemaster III drag reduction testing. Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT ATC subcontracts Rockwell for USAF's B-52 training system modifications http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsatc-subcontracts-rockwell-for-usafs-b-52-training-system-modifications-5686285 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsatc-subcontracts-rockwell-for-usafs-b-52-training-system-modifications-5686285 Rockwell Collins has been subcontracted by Aviation Training Consulting (ATC) to provide modifications to the US Air Force's (USAF) B-52 Stratofortress bomber's training system programme. Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT Deals this week: S4, BAE Systems, Vectrus Systems http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsdeals-this-week-s4-bae-systems-vectrus-systems-5684905 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsdeals-this-week-s4-bae-systems-vectrus-systems-5684905 S4 Inc. has secured a $99m-worth contract to provide information technology systems management services to the North American Aerospace Defense Command and the US Northern Command. Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT RSAF begins aerostat testing to enhance aerial and maritime surveillance http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsrsaf-begins-aerostat-testing-to-enhance-aerial-and-maritime-surveillance-5685049 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsrsaf-begins-aerostat-testing-to-enhance-aerial-and-maritime-surveillance-5685049 The Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) has begun testing an aerostat, which has the potential to enhance aerial and maritime surveillance. Thu, 01 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT BAE selects Jenoptik to produce radomes for Eurofighter Typhoon http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsbae-selects-jenoptik-to-produce-radomes-for-eurofighter-typhoon-5685031 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsbae-selects-jenoptik-to-produce-radomes-for-eurofighter-typhoon-5685031 A Jenoptik-led consortium has been selected to produce protective domes for the main radar system of the Eurofighter Typhoon interceptor. Thu, 01 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT Belarusian Air Force receives first batch of Mi-8MTV-5 helicopters http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsbelarusian-air-force-receives-first-batch-of-mi-8mtv-5-helicopters-5685014 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsbelarusian-air-force-receives-first-batch-of-mi-8mtv-5-helicopters-5685014 The Belarusian Air Force has received six Mi-8MTV-5 helicopters from Russian Helicopters’ subsidiary, Kazan Helicopters. Thu, 01 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT RNLAF inaugurates new training facility for C-130H and KDC-10 simulators http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsrnlaf-inaugurates-new-training-facility-for-c-130h-and-kdc-10-simulators-5683483 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsrnlaf-inaugurates-new-training-facility-for-c-130h-and-kdc-10-simulators-5683483 The Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) has inaugurated a new training facility for its C-130H and KDC-10 full-mission simulators. Wed, 30 Nov 2016 00:00:00 GMT