Airforce Technology-Updates The latest content updates from the web site en-us Airforce Technology-Updates OSCE to deploy drones to monitor situation in Ukraine The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) is likely to deploy drones to support its special monitoring mission (SMM) in the disputed region of south-east Ukraine. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:44:00 GMT Pilot killed as MiG-29 fighter jet crashes in Russia The pilot of a Russian MiG-29 has been killed after the fighter jet crashed near Astrakhan in the southern part of the country. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 09:55:00 GMT UN Security Council calls for ‘immediate’ ceasefire as strikes resume in Gaza Israel and Hamas have begun renewed attacks on each other after a 24-hour ceasefire, despite the UN Security Council calling for an immediate peace truce. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 07:38:00 GMT Strikes on UN refugee shelter kill 16 in Gaza At least 16 people have been killed and more than 200 were injured in air strikes on UN-run school, which was being used as a refugee shelter in Gaza. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 08:08:00 GMT Singapore’s F-15SG fighter jets participate in Exercise Red Flag – Nellis The Republic of Singapore Air Force’s (RSAF) F-15SG multirole fighter aircraft are participating in the Red Flag - Nellis multi-national training exercise at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, US, for the first time. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 23:00:00 GMT Lockheed rolls out first two F-35 JSF aircraft for Australia Lockheed Martin has rolled out the first two F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter (JSF) aircraft for the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), in Texas, US. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 23:00:00 GMT General Dynamics Canada-Airborne Systems Integration and Products Expertise General Dynamics Canada offers a range of integrated solutions from the Tactical Integrated Sensor Information System (TISIS) mission management system to a fully supported turnkey weapon system for fixed-wing, helicopter or UAV platforms. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:14:00 GMT Raytheon plans to offer SDB II bomb for UK’s Spear Capability 3 project Raytheon is planning to compete with MBDA for the UK’s Spear Capability 3 programme for the Eurofighter Typhoon and F-35B Lightning II aircraft. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 23:00:00 GMT Ukraine says ‘missiles from inside Russia’ downed two Su-25 jets Two Ukrainian Su-25 fighter jets were shot down in the disputed region of Donetsk by missiles suspected to have been fired from inside Russia. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 23:00:00 GMT US to assist Israel with $225m additional funds for Iron Dome components The US Department of Defense has asked the Senate to approve $225m additional funds to accelerate the production of Iron Dome missile system components for Israel. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 23:00:00 GMT UK MoD awards aeronautical contract to 1Spatial The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has awarded a long-term contract to 1Spatial to support the digital aeronautical flight information file (DAFIF) upgrade project. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:00:00 GMT USAF selects SSL for hosted payload solutions programme Space Systems/Loral (SSL) has been selected as one of the prime contractors to compete for work on the US Air Force’s (USAF) hosted payload solutions (HoPS) contract. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:00:00 GMT Russian rockets: the US Government’s RD-180 conundrum Russian deputy prime minister Dmitry Rogozin recently sent shockwaves through the US space industry when he announced that Russia would no longer supply rocket engines to the US. The engines – known as the RD-180 – are used to lift vital national sec… Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:00:00 GMT French Air Force receives first upgraded E-3F AWACS aircraft from Boeing Boeing has handed over the first upgraded E-3F Sentry airborne warning and control systems (AWACS) aircraft to the French Air Force. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:00:00 GMT Latest In Defence - Farnborough International Airshow 2014 Latest In Defence - Farnborough International Airshow 2014 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:54:00 GMT Latest In Defence – A400M, P-8 Poseidon and Eurofighter Typhoon at Farnborough Latest In Defence reports from Farnborough International Airshow, where the F-35 was due to make its international debut but failed to make a showing. We have an update on the UK’s A400M programme; the Boeing P-8 Poseidon makes its debut; and there a… Mon, 21 Jul 2014 23:00:00 GMT Saab will not compete for Denmark’s $5bn fighter jet contract Swedish manufacturer Saab has decided against bidding for the Royal Danish Air Force’s (RDAF) fighter replacement programme (FRP). Mon, 21 Jul 2014 23:00:00 GMT CAE to upgrade Canada’s CC-130J Hercules aircrew training systems The Canadian Department of National Defence has extended CAE’s contract to upgrade the CC-130J Hercules training environment at the Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Trenton in Ontario. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 23:00:00 GMT Two killed in Nigerian Air Force's Mi-35 Hind helicopter crash Two Nigerian Air Force personnel have been killed after their Mi-35 Hind multi-role combat helicopter crashed in the north-eastern state of Borno. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 23:00:00 GMT India approves foreign investment in defence aircraft project The Indian Government has paved the way for foreign private investments in defence sector with the clearance to build a military transport aircraft that would replace the air force's Avro aircraft fleet. Sun, 20 Jul 2014 23:00:00 GMT