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 Stimson’s Introduction to Airborne Radar, Third Edition http://www.airforce-technology.com/downloads/whitepapers/technical-publications/stimsons-introduction-to-airborne-radar-third-edition/ http://www.airforce-technology.com/downloads/whitepapers/technical-publications/stimsons-introduction-to-airborne-radar-third-edition/ Prompted by the advent of "stealth," the daunting prospect of ever more sophisticated radar countermeasures and the explosive growth of digital processing, this updated edition of Stimson's Introduction to Airborne Radar is the ONLY book to offer a c… Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:24:00 GMT Elbit contracted for F-5 fighter upgrade by undisclosed Asian country http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newselbit-contracted-for-f-5-fighter-upgrade-by-undisclosed-asian-country-4415824 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newselbit-contracted-for-f-5-fighter-upgrade-by-undisclosed-asian-country-4415824 Elbit Systems has been awarded contracts to upgrade the F-5 Freedom Fighter/Tiger supersonic fighter aircraft of an undisclosed Asian air force. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT Roketsan, Lockheed partner new F-35 air-to-surface standoff missile http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsroketsan-lockheed-partner-new-f-35-air-to-surface-standoff-missile-4415832 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsroketsan-lockheed-partner-new-f-35-air-to-surface-standoff-missile-4415832 Roketsan has signed a teaming agreement with Lockheed Martin to manufacture a new generation air-to-surface standoff cruise missile for use on the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter aircraft. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT Airbus to supply additional EC725 helicopters to Royal Thai Air Force http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsairbus-to-supply-additional-ec725-helicopters-to-royal-thai-air-force-4415850 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsairbus-to-supply-additional-ec725-helicopters-to-royal-thai-air-force-4415850 Airbus Helicopters has been awarded a contract to enhance Thai military’s airborne capabilities through the supply of two of its mission-ready helicopters. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT The Oerlikon Skyshield® Air Defence System – Countering the Threat from Above http://www.airforce-technology.com/downloads/whitepapers/air-defence/the-oerlikon-skyshield-air-defence-system/ http://www.airforce-technology.com/downloads/whitepapers/air-defence/the-oerlikon-skyshield-air-defence-system/ In contemporary conflicts, where the threat is often asymmetric, attacks can come at any time and any place - especially from above. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:54:00 GMT Embraer unveils first KC-390 military transport aircraft prototype http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsembraer-unveils-first-kc-390-military-transport-aircraft-prototype-4414405 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsembraer-unveils-first-kc-390-military-transport-aircraft-prototype-4414405 Embraer has rolled out the first prototype of the KC-390 military transport aircraft from its production hangar at the industrial plant of Gavião Peixoto, Brazil. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT Northrop files protest against USAF 3DELRR contract award to Raytheon http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsnorthrop-files-protest-against-usaf-3delrr-contract-award-to-raytheon-4414382 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsnorthrop-files-protest-against-usaf-3delrr-contract-award-to-raytheon-4414382 Northrop Grumman has launched a protest against the US Air Force’s (USAF) decision to award the next-generation 3D expeditionary long-range radar (3DELRR) contract to Raytheon. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT South Korea may cancel F-16 upgrade contract with BAE http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newssouth-korea-may-cancel-f-16-upgrade-contract-with-bae-4412620 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newssouth-korea-may-cancel-f-16-upgrade-contract-with-bae-4412620 The South Korean Government is likely to cancel a contract with BAE Systems for modernisation of the national air force’s KF-16C/D Block 52 fighter aircraft fleet. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT Oxley LED Lights for New Gulfstream G500 and G600 Executive Jets http://www.airforce-technology.com/contractors/landing_aids/oxley2/pressoxley-led-lights-gulfstream-g500-g600.html http://www.airforce-technology.com/contractors/landing_aids/oxley2/pressoxley-led-lights-gulfstream-g500-g600.html Oxley Group is leading an LED lighting revolution for commercial aviation with the development of a ground-breaking set of external lights for the new models of Gulfstream executive jet. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:49:00 GMT GlassesOff App improved IAF pilots’ visual acuity and image processing speed http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsglassesoff-app-improved-iaf-pilots-visual-acuity-and-image-processing-speed-4412614 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsglassesoff-app-improved-iaf-pilots-visual-acuity-and-image-processing-speed-4412614 The GlassesOff mobile app has been found to significantly improve the critical visual activity of the pilots, a new study commissioned by the Israeli Air Force (IAF) has revealed. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT UK deploys Reaper and Rivet Joint aircraft for surveillance missions over Syria http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsuk-deploys-reaper-and-rivet-joint-aircraft-for-surveillance-missions-over-syria-4413836 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsuk-deploys-reaper-and-rivet-joint-aircraft-for-surveillance-missions-over-syria-4413836 The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) is deploying MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft and RC-135W Rivet Joint aircraft to support a US-led coalition in the ongoing fight against the Islamic State (IS) militants in Syria. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT South Korea acquires insufficient weaponry for F-35 fighters http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newssouth-korea-acquires-insufficient-weaponry-for-f-35-fighters-4410847 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newssouth-korea-acquires-insufficient-weaponry-for-f-35-fighters-4410847 South Korea has reportedly acquired only half of the weapons required to arm its F-35A Lightning II joint strike fighter (JSF) aircraft fleet. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT Oxley Win Prestigious ‘Exporter of the Year’ Award http://www.airforce-technology.com/contractors/landing_aids/oxley2/pressoxley-win-exporter-of-the-year-award.html http://www.airforce-technology.com/contractors/landing_aids/oxley2/pressoxley-win-exporter-of-the-year-award.html Oxley Group was the proud winner of the Exporter of the Year award at the recent CN Group Business Awards. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:20:00 GMT Advanced Short Range Air-to-Air Missile (ASRAAM) http://www.airforce-technology.com/projects/advanced-short-range-air-to-air-missile-asraam/ http://www.airforce-technology.com/projects/advanced-short-range-air-to-air-missile-asraam/ ASRAAM (Advanced Short Range Air-to-Air Missile) is the next generation infrared-guided missile designed and built by MBDA UK (formerly Matra BAe Dynamics) to provide enhanced aerial combat capabilities for fighter aircraft. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT Thales wins MUSIS federating activities phase B2 contract http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsthales-wins-musis-federating-activities-phase-b2-contract-4410812 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsthales-wins-musis-federating-activities-phase-b2-contract-4410812 Thales Alenia Space Italia has been awarded a contract to work on Phase B2 of the multinational space-based imaging system (MUSIS) observation satellite programme. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT RAF operates phase 1 enhancement standard Typhoon fighters http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsraf-operates-phase-1-enhancement-standard-typhoon-fighters-4410829 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsraf-operates-phase-1-enhancement-standard-typhoon-fighters-4410829 The UK Royal Air Force (RAF) is operating 17 Phase I enhancements (P1E) standard Typhoon multi-role combat aircraft. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT UK and France continue airstrikes against IS in Iraq http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsuk-and-france-continue-airstrikes-against-is-in-iraq-4411988 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsuk-and-france-continue-airstrikes-against-is-in-iraq-4411988 The UK and France fighter aircraft have carried out a new round of airstrikes against the Islamic State (IS) fighters in Iraq. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT Raising missileer morale - US Air Force to issue nuclear deterrence medal http://www.airforce-technology.com/features/featureus-air-force-to-issue-nuclear-deterrence-medal-4408040/ http://www.airforce-technology.com/features/featureus-air-force-to-issue-nuclear-deterrence-medal-4408040/ In the modern military landscape, being a nuclear weapons technician involves a lot of 'hurry up and wait', although when potential nuclear threats raise their heads requiring intense drills and levels of alertness, missileers – yes, that’s a word – … Mon, 20 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT Sweden orders Gripen E support and maintenance systems from Saab http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newssweden-orders-gripen-e-support-and-maintenance-systems-from-saab-4409394 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newssweden-orders-gripen-e-support-and-maintenance-systems-from-saab-4409394 Saab has secured a contract to supply Gripen E role equipment to the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV). Sun, 19 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT Lockheed to supply PAC-3 missiles to Qatar http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newslockheed-to-supply-pac-3-missiles-to-qatar-4409374 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newslockheed-to-supply-pac-3-missiles-to-qatar-4409374 Lockheed Martin has been awarded a contract to supply Patriot Advanced Capability (PAC) -3 missiles to the Qatar Emiri Air Force (QEAF). Sun, 19 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT