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 Northrop receives position on $20.9bn training system acquisition III contract http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsnorthrop-receives-position-on-209bn-training-system-acquisition-iii-contract-4660217 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsnorthrop-receives-position-on-209bn-training-system-acquisition-iii-contract-4660217 The US Air Force (USAF) has selected Northrop Grumman for the $20.9bn training systems acquisition III (TSA III) indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract (IDIQ). Mon, 31 Aug 2015 23:00:00 GMT DARPA launches Gremlins programme to enable safe and reliable air operations http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsdarpa-launches-gremlins-programme-to-enable-safe-and-reliable-air-operations-4660260 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsdarpa-launches-gremlins-programme-to-enable-safe-and-reliable-air-operations-4660260 The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has launched the Gremlins programme, in a bid to demonstrate safe, reliable operations involving multiple air-launched, air-recoverable unmanned systems. Mon, 31 Aug 2015 23:00:00 GMT US Air Force deploys F-22 Raptor and C-17 Globemaster III to Germany http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsus-air-force-deploys-f-22-raptor-and-c-17-globemaster-iii-to-germany-4660220 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsus-air-force-deploys-f-22-raptor-and-c-17-globemaster-iii-to-germany-4660220 The US Air Force has deployed four F-22 Raptors, one C-17 Globemaster III, and around 60 airmen to Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany. Mon, 31 Aug 2015 23:00:00 GMT Oxley Exhibiting at DSEI 2015 http://www.airforce-technology.com/contractors/landing_aids/oxley2/pressoxley-exhibits-at-dsei.html http://www.airforce-technology.com/contractors/landing_aids/oxley2/pressoxley-exhibits-at-dsei.html Oxley is a leading designer and manufacturer of LED lighting, night-vision products, EMI filters and electronic components. Fri, 28 Aug 2015 08:44:00 GMT Amec Foster Wheeler selected for $5bn US AFCAP IV programme http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsamec-foster-wheeler-selected-for-5bn-us-afcap-iv-programme-4658375 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsamec-foster-wheeler-selected-for-5bn-us-afcap-iv-programme-4658375 The Air Force Installation Contracting Agency (AFICA) has awarded Amec Foster Wheeler's joint venture with a position on the US Air Force contract augmentation programme IV (AFCAP IV) for six years. Thu, 27 Aug 2015 23:00:00 GMT Northrop delivers 150th KC-10 Extender aircraft to US http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsnorthrop-delivers-150th-kc-10-extender-aircraft-to-us-4658358 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsnorthrop-delivers-150th-kc-10-extender-aircraft-to-us-4658358 Northrop Grumman has delivered the 150th KC-10 Extender air-to-air refuelling tanker aircraft to the US after providing major improvements. Thu, 27 Aug 2015 23:00:00 GMT Royal Air Force’s Typhoons complete Baltic air policing mission http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsroyal-air-forces-typhoons-complete-baltic-air-policing-mission-4658304 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsroyal-air-forces-typhoons-complete-baltic-air-policing-mission-4658304 The UK Royal Air Force's Typhoon detachment deployed to Amari air base in Estonia has concluded its four months operation as part of Nato's Baltic Air Policing mission. Thu, 27 Aug 2015 23:00:00 GMT USAF prepares to accommodate C-5 colour weather radar updates http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsusaf-prepares-to-accommodate-c-5-colour-weather-radar-updates-4658298 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsusaf-prepares-to-accommodate-c-5-colour-weather-radar-updates-4658298 The C-5 System Integration Lab at US Robins Air Force Base is set to accommodate new changes to the weapon system's colour weather radar capabilities. Thu, 27 Aug 2015 23:00:00 GMT ULA and USAF perform off-site vertical integration for Atlas V launch vehicle http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsula-and-usaf-perform-off-site-vertical-integration-for-atlas-v-launch-vehicle-4657358 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsula-and-usaf-perform-off-site-vertical-integration-for-atlas-v-launch-vehicle-4657358 United Launch Alliance (ULA) and the US Air Force (USAF) have performed off-site vertical integration (OVI) of several structural elements and the Centaur upper stage for the Atlas V launch vehicle. Wed, 26 Aug 2015 23:00:00 GMT Brazil and Sweden sign financial agreement for Gripen NG acquisition http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsbrazil-and-sweden-sign-financial-agreement-for-gripen-ng-acquisition-4657450 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsbrazil-and-sweden-sign-financial-agreement-for-gripen-ng-acquisition-4657450 Brazil and Sweden have signed the financing agreement for the acquisition of Gripen NG fighters for the Brazilian Air Force (FAB), allowing Saab to start the production of aircraft. Wed, 26 Aug 2015 23:00:00 GMT USAF selects Raytheon for $20.9bn training system acquisition III contract http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsusaf-selects-raytheon-for-209bn-training-system-acquisition-iii-contract-4657362 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsusaf-selects-raytheon-for-209bn-training-system-acquisition-iii-contract-4657362 The US Air Force has selected Raytheon as one of the prime contractors on the $20.9bn training systems acquisition III (TSA III) contract. Wed, 26 Aug 2015 23:00:00 GMT LMB Offers Specialist Rotating Machines for Airforces http://www.airforce-technology.com/downloads/whitepapers/aircond/lmb-rotating-machines-airforces/ http://www.airforce-technology.com/downloads/whitepapers/aircond/lmb-rotating-machines-airforces/ LMB supplies fans, motors, blowers and specialised rotating machines for airforce applications. Wed, 26 Aug 2015 10:17:00 GMT US and Turkey finalise technical details for air campaign against ISIL http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsus-and-turkey-finalise-technical-details-for-air-campaign-against-isil-4656255 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsus-and-turkey-finalise-technical-details-for-air-campaign-against-isil-4656255 The US and Turkey have finalised technical details for the latter's participation in the air campaign against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Syria, Pentagon press secretary Peter Cook has revealed. Tue, 25 Aug 2015 23:00:00 GMT Airbus delivers four EC725 helicopters to Royal Thai Air Force http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsairbus-delivers-four-ec725-helicopters-to-royal-thai-air-force-4656262 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsairbus-delivers-four-ec725-helicopters-to-royal-thai-air-force-4656262 Airbus Helicopters has delivered the first batch of four EC725 helicopters to the Royal Thai Air Force, enhancing the country's search and rescue as well as troop transport capabilities. Tue, 25 Aug 2015 23:00:00 GMT nEUROn UCAV completes operational tests in Italy http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsneuron-ucav-completes-operational-tests-in-italy-4656383 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsneuron-ucav-completes-operational-tests-in-italy-4656383 nEUROn, the European full-scale technological demonstrator for an unmanned combat aerial vehicle (UCAV), has successfully completed a series of important operational tests at the Italian Air Force's Decimomannu Air Base, in Sardinia, Italy. Tue, 25 Aug 2015 23:00:00 GMT USAF reserve pilots drop JDAMs from upgraded F-22 Raptor http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsusaf-reserve-pilots-drop-jdams-from-upgraded-f-22-raptor-4656376 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsusaf-reserve-pilots-drop-jdams-from-upgraded-f-22-raptor-4656376 The US Air Force's reserve pilots from the 302nd fighter squadron have successfully dropped joint direct attack munitions (JDAMs) from the F-22 Raptor tactical fighter aircraft. Tue, 25 Aug 2015 23:00:00 GMT USAF to deploy F-22 fighter jets to Europe http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsusaf-to-deploy-f-22-fighter-jets-to-europe-4655130 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsusaf-to-deploy-f-22-fighter-jets-to-europe-4655130 The US Air Force is reportedly set to deploy F-22 fighter jets to Europe in a bid to support and train with other Nato forces involved in Operation Atlantic Resolve. Mon, 24 Aug 2015 23:00:00 GMT Israeli Air Force receives another C-130J aircraft from US http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsisraeli-air-force-receives-another-c-130j-aircraft-from-us-4655134 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsisraeli-air-force-receives-another-c-130j-aircraft-from-us-4655134 The Israeli Air Force (IAF) has received an additional C-130J Super Hercules tactical transport aircraft from the US. Mon, 24 Aug 2015 23:00:00 GMT Denmark to withdraw its fighter jets from Operation Inherent Resolve http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsdenmark-to-withdraw-its-fighter-jets-from-operation-inherent-resolve-4655146 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsdenmark-to-withdraw-its-fighter-jets-from-operation-inherent-resolve-4655146 Denmark is reportedly planning to temporarily withdraw its Kuwait-based fighter jets supporting international coalition airstrikes against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group in northern Iraq. 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