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 KRET to develop electronic warfare system for military aircraft http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newskret-to-develop-electronic-warfare-system-for-military-aircraft-4937248 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newskret-to-develop-electronic-warfare-system-for-military-aircraft-4937248 Russian firm Rostec's Concern Radio-Electronic Technologies (KRET) is to develop electronic warfare system for the sixth-generation military aircraft. Wed, 29 Jun 2016 23:00:00 GMT RAF's first F-35B Lightning II fighter arrives at Fairford station in UK http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsrafs-first-f-35b-lightning-ii-fighter-arrives-at-fairford-station-in-uk-4937436 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsrafs-first-f-35b-lightning-ii-fighter-arrives-at-fairford-station-in-uk-4937436 RAF Squadron leader Hugh Nichols piloted the aircraft to RAF Fairford accompanied by a pair of US Marine Corps' F-35Bs, BBC News reported. Wed, 29 Jun 2016 23:00:00 GMT Raytheon completes 'Run For Record' test of USAF’s GPS OCX B-WAN http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsraytheon-completes-run-for-record-test-of-usafs-gps-ocx-b-wan-4936157 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsraytheon-completes-run-for-record-test-of-usafs-gps-ocx-b-wan-4936157 Raytheon has successfully conducted a 'Run For Record' test of the US Air Force's (USAF) global positioning system next-generation operational control system's (GPS OCX) black wide area network (B-WAN). Wed, 29 Jun 2016 23:00:00 GMT US DARPA to develop new aircraft propulsion system for hypersonic speeds http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsus-darpa-to-develop-new-aircraft-propulsion-system-for-hypersonic-speeds-4936319 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsus-darpa-to-develop-new-aircraft-propulsion-system-for-hypersonic-speeds-4936319 The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is seeking to develop a new aircraft propulsion system that could operate at subsonic through hypersonic speeds. Tue, 28 Jun 2016 23:00:00 GMT Air Industries to produce landing gear component for KC-135 aircraft http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsair-industries-to-produce-landing-gear-component-for-kc-135-aircraft-4936232 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsair-industries-to-produce-landing-gear-component-for-kc-135-aircraft-4936232 Air Industries Group has been contracted by Helicopter Tech to produce landing gear components for the KC-135 aircraft. Tue, 28 Jun 2016 23:00:00 GMT RAF Tornado attack aircraft use Storm Shadow missiles against ISIS http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsraf-tornado-attack-aircraft-use-storm-shadow-missiles-against-isis-4936331 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsraf-tornado-attack-aircraft-use-storm-shadow-missiles-against-isis-4936331 The UK Royal Air Force's (RAF) Tornado attack aircraft have used Storm Shadow missiles for the first time to conduct air operations in the fight against ISIS in Iraq. Tue, 28 Jun 2016 23:00:00 GMT French DGA contracts Sabena Technics and Thales to supply light aircraft http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsfrench-dga-contracts-sabena-technics-and-thales-to-supply-light-aircraft-4934512 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsfrench-dga-contracts-sabena-technics-and-thales-to-supply-light-aircraft-4934512 The French Directorate General of Armaments (DGA) has contracted Sabena Technics and Thales to supply light aircraft for surveillance and reconnaissance missions. Mon, 27 Jun 2016 23:00:00 GMT Brazilian Air Force begins operational testing of KC-390 transport aircraft http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsbrazilian-air-force-begins-operational-testing-of-kc-390-transport-aircraft-4934832 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsbrazilian-air-force-begins-operational-testing-of-kc-390-transport-aircraft-4934832 The Brazilian Air Force is conducting operational testing of the KC-390 transport / tanker aircraft at Campo Grande air base. Mon, 27 Jun 2016 23:00:00 GMT USAF develops new mobile, reconfigurable cockpit http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsusaf-develops-new-mobile-reconfigurable-cockpit-4933625 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsusaf-develops-new-mobile-reconfigurable-cockpit-4933625 The US Air Force's (USAF) 772nd Test Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base have created a mobile, reconfigurable cockpit. Mon, 27 Jun 2016 23:00:00 GMT Jactron-Military-Grade Memory and Storage Solutions http://www.airforce-technology.com/contractors/computers/jactron/ http://www.airforce-technology.com/contractors/computers/jactron/ Jactron is a leading and experienced military-grade specialist distributor in the UK specialising in rugged and robust products that not only meet the industry's stringent standards but also exceed many critical performance requirements, such as reli… Mon, 27 Jun 2016 18:34:00 GMT Sikorsky receives S-70i Black Hawk aircraft prototype from PZL Mielec http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newssikorsky-receives-s-70i-black-hawk-aircraft-prototype-from-pzl-mielec-4933388 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newssikorsky-receives-s-70i-black-hawk-aircraft-prototype-from-pzl-mielec-4933388 Sikorsky has received a prototype of the S-70i Black Hawk aircraft from its Polish subsidiary PZL Mielec. Sun, 26 Jun 2016 23:00:00 GMT India’s HAL flight tests Su-30 MKI aircraft integrated with BrahMos missile http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsindias-hal-flight-tests-su-30-mki-aircraft-integrated-with-brahmos-missile-4933330 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsindias-hal-flight-tests-su-30-mki-aircraft-integrated-with-brahmos-missile-4933330 Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has conducted the first test flight of Sukhoi Su-30 MKI aircraft with BrahMos missile at its airport in Nashik, in the Indian state of Maharashtra. Sun, 26 Jun 2016 23:00:00 GMT US conducts airstrikes against Taliban in southern Afghanistan http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsus-conducts-airstrikes-against-taliban-in-southern-afghanistan-4933335 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsus-conducts-airstrikes-against-taliban-in-southern-afghanistan-4933335 US forces have reportedly conducted air strikes against Taliban troops in southern Afghanistan, days after President Barack Obama allowed expanded air strikes against the militant group. Sun, 26 Jun 2016 23:00:00 GMT RAF's Typhoon fighter arrives at Kinloss Barracks in Scotland http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsrafs-typhoon-fighter-arrives-at-kinloss-barracks-in-scotland-4932041 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsrafs-typhoon-fighter-arrives-at-kinloss-barracks-in-scotland-4932041 The Royal Air Force's (RAF) Typhoon fighter has landed at Kinloss Barracks in the north of Scotland for the first time. Thu, 23 Jun 2016 23:00:00 GMT Deals this week: Honeywell, Raytheon, American Systems Corporation http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsdeals-this-week-honeywell-raytheon-american-systems-corporation-4931095 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsdeals-this-week-honeywell-raytheon-american-systems-corporation-4931095 Honeywell has received a $75m contract from the US Air Force for a joint government and industry effort. Thu, 23 Jun 2016 23:00:00 GMT Indra to deliver A330 MRTT full flight simulator to Airbus http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsindra-to-deliver-a330-mrtt-full-flight-simulator-to-airbus-4932034 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsindra-to-deliver-a330-mrtt-full-flight-simulator-to-airbus-4932034 Spain-based Indra has been contracted by Airbus Defence and Space to supply a full-flight simulator (FFS) to support pilot flight-training on the A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT). Thu, 23 Jun 2016 23:00:00 GMT A330-200 MRTT Future Strategic Tanker Aircraft (FSTA) http://www.airforce-technology.com/projects/a330_200/ http://www.airforce-technology.com/projects/a330_200/ In January 2004, the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced the selection of the AirTanker consortium under a private finance initiative arrangement to provide air-to-air refuelling services for the UK's Army, Navy and Air Force. Thu, 23 Jun 2016 23:00:00 GMT Report: South African defence sector expected to grow over five years http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsreport-south-african-defence-sector-witness-positive-growth-next-five-years-4932098 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsreport-south-african-defence-sector-witness-positive-growth-next-five-years-4932098 South African defence spending is predicted to record a CAGR of 1.83% during 2017-21, according to a report by Strategic Defence Intelligence (SDI). Thu, 23 Jun 2016 23:00:00 GMT Israeli Air Force's first F-35A Lightning II fighter jet launched http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsisraeli-air-forces-first-f-35a-lightning-ii-fighter-jet-launched-4930971 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsisraeli-air-forces-first-f-35a-lightning-ii-fighter-jet-launched-4930971 The Israeli Air Force's (IAF) first F-35A Lightning II all-weather, stealth multirole fighter has been launched at Lockheed Martin's production facility in Fort Worth, Texas, US. Wed, 22 Jun 2016 23:00:00 GMT American Systems wins contract to provide fighter test services to US AFOTEC http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsamerican-systems-wins-contract-provide-fighter-test-services-us-afotec-4931392 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsamerican-systems-wins-contract-provide-fighter-test-services-us-afotec-4931392 IT solutions provider American Systems has received an $85m contract to continue fighter test services for the US Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center (AFOTEC). Wed, 22 Jun 2016 23:00:00 GMT