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 BAE to begin third phase of durability testing for F-35 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsbae-to-begin-third-phase-of-durability-testing-for-f-35-4803420 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsbae-to-begin-third-phase-of-durability-testing-for-f-35-4803420 BAE Systems is set to begin its third phase of durability testing on airframes for the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter at the Military Air and Information site located in Brough, East Yorkshire. Fri, 05 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT India receives final batch of Mi-17V-5 helicopters from Russian Helicopters http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsindia-receives-final-batch-of-mi-17v-5-helicopters-from-russian-helicopters-4803207 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsindia-receives-final-batch-of-mi-17v-5-helicopters-from-russian-helicopters-4803207 The Indian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has received the final batch of Mi-17V-5 military transport helicopters from Russian Helicopters. Fri, 05 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT USAF's GPS crash causes 12-hour blockage to several firms http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsusafs-gps-crash-causes-12-hour-blockage-to-several-firms-4803426 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsusafs-gps-crash-causes-12-hour-blockage-to-several-firms-4803426 An error in the US Air Force's (USAF) Global Positioning System's (GPS) time-monitoring reportedly has caused a 12-hour blockage preventing several telecom companies from operating their systems. Fri, 05 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT Embraer to supply Phenom 100 jets to support UK MFTS programme http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsembraer-to-supply-phenom-100-jets-to-support-uk-mfts-programme-4803247 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsembraer-to-supply-phenom-100-jets-to-support-uk-mfts-programme-4803247 Brazil-based aircraft manufacturer Embraer has secured a contract from the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) to provide support for the UK Military Flight Training System (UKMFTS) programme. Fri, 05 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT US Congress proposes law to accelerate electronic warfare technology development http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsus-congress-proposes-law-to-accelerate-electronic-warfare-technology-development-4803416 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsus-congress-proposes-law-to-accelerate-electronic-warfare-technology-development-4803416 US Congress has introduced a new bill to accelerate the electronic warfare (EW) developments to be on par with Russia, China and Iran. Fri, 05 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT Gatekeeper to supply digital video recorder for USAF http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsgatekeeper-to-supply-digital-video-recorder-for-usaf-4802077 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsgatekeeper-to-supply-digital-video-recorder-for-usaf-4802077 The US Air Force (USAF) has awarded a contract to Gatekeeper Systems for the supply of its high-definition (HD) airborne digital video recorder. Thu, 04 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT Rheinmetall secures €390m contract to upgrade air defence system http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsrheinmetall-secures-390m-contract-to-upgrade-air-defence-system-4800917 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsrheinmetall-secures-390m-contract-to-upgrade-air-defence-system-4800917 Rheinmetall has secured a contract from an undisclosed international customer to modernise an air defence system. Thu, 04 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT Lockheed Martin completes TVAC testing of USAF's GPS III satellite http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newslockheed-martin-completes-tvac-testing-of-usafs-gps-iii-satellite-4802083 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newslockheed-martin-completes-tvac-testing-of-usafs-gps-iii-satellite-4802083 Lockheed Martin has completed system-level Thermal Vacuum (TVAC) testing for the US Air Forces' (USAF) first next-generation Global Positioning System III (GPS III) satellite. Thu, 04 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT Iraq receives second batch of F-16 fighter jets http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsiraq-receives-second-batch-of-f-16-fighter-jets-4802026 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsiraq-receives-second-batch-of-f-16-fighter-jets-4802026 The Iraq Ministry of Defence (MoD) has reportedly taken delivery of the second batch of two US F-16 Fighting Falcon multi-role fighter aircraft. Thu, 04 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT Boeing to provide P-8 maintenance training for RAAF http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsboeing-to-provide-p-8-maintenance-training-for-raaf-4802057 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsboeing-to-provide-p-8-maintenance-training-for-raaf-4802057 Boeing has secured a contract from the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) to provide P-8 maintenance training devices, marking the first such order outside the US. Thu, 04 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT India's HAL launches first HTT-40 aircraft prototype http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsindias-hal-launches-first-htt-40-aircraft-prototype-4800497 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsindias-hal-launches-first-htt-40-aircraft-prototype-4800497 India's Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has rolled-out the first prototype of the Hindustan Turboprop Trainer (HTT-40) aircraft. Wed, 03 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT France to acquire additional C-130J Hercules aircraft from USAF http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsfrance-to-acquire-additional-c-130j-hercules-aircraft-from-usaf-4800488 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsfrance-to-acquire-additional-c-130j-hercules-aircraft-from-usaf-4800488 The French Directorate General of Armaments (DGA) has requested the supply of new C-130J Hercules aircraft from the US Air Force (USAF). Wed, 03 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT Affinity Flying Services receives £500m contract to support UK MFTS programme http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsaffinity-flying-services-receives-500m-contract-to-support-uk-mfts-programme-4800477 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsaffinity-flying-services-receives-500m-contract-to-support-uk-mfts-programme-4800477 Affinity Flying Services, a joint venture between Elbit Systems and Kellog, Brown and Root (KBR), has secured a £500m contract to provide support for the UK Military Flight Training System (UKMFTS) programme. Wed, 03 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT AAMSI to service and repair USAF’s B-2 Spirit Bomber http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsaamsi-to-service-and-repair-usafs-b-2-spirit-bomber-4800473 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsaamsi-to-service-and-repair-usafs-b-2-spirit-bomber-4800473 Associated Aircraft Manufacturing and Sales (AAMSI) has secured a contract from the US Air Force (USAF) to service and repair the AN/APX-110 Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) Transponder system for the B-2 Spirit Bomber. Wed, 03 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT UK to debut F-35 Lightning II at Air Tattoo show http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsuk-to-debut-f-35-lightning-ii-at-air-tattoo-show-4799140 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsuk-to-debut-f-35-lightning-ii-at-air-tattoo-show-4799140 The Royal Air Force’s (RAF) F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter will unveil its first look at the Royal International Air Tattoo to be held at RAF Fairford in July. Tue, 02 Feb 2016 10:54:00 GMT Harris to supply fully digital payload for GPS III space vehicles http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsharris-to-supply-fully-digital-payload-for-gps-iii-space-vehicles-4799248 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsharris-to-supply-fully-digital-payload-for-gps-iii-space-vehicles-4799248 Technology company Harris will supply an all-digital navigation payload for GPS III Space Vehicles (SV) 11 and beyond, for enhanced performance and on-orbit reprogramming. Tue, 02 Feb 2016 10:27:00 GMT Boeing receives first contract for new Air Force One fleet http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsboeing-receives-first-contract-for-new-air-force-one-fleet-4798190 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsboeing-receives-first-contract-for-new-air-force-one-fleet-4798190 The US Air Force has awarded the first contract under the Presidential Aircraft Recapitalisation programme, to Boeing, in a step towards building a new Air Force One fleet. Tue, 02 Feb 2016 10:14:00 GMT US and Japan conduct Keen Edge 16 joint-bilateral command post exercise http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsus-and-japan-conduct-keen-edge-16-joint-bilateral-command-post-exercise-4799571 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsus-and-japan-conduct-keen-edge-16-joint-bilateral-command-post-exercise-4799571 Personnel from the US Japan and the Japan Self-Defense Forces have successfully concluded a joint-bilateral command post exercise, Keen Edge 16, at Yokota Air Base. Tue, 02 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT UK MoD to invest £1.1bn to modernise military flying training http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsuk-mod-to-invest-11bn-to-modernise-military-flying-training-4799592 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsuk-mod-to-invest-11bn-to-modernise-military-flying-training-4799592 The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has awarded a £1.1bn contract to Ascent Flight Training to design, deliver and manage the Fixed Wing training service. Tue, 02 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT Saudi Arabia to probe civilian deaths in Yemen air strikes http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newssaudi-arabia-to-probe-civilian-deaths-in-yemen-air-strikes-4798282 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newssaudi-arabia-to-probe-civilian-deaths-in-yemen-air-strikes-4798282 The Saudi Arabia-led coalition has set up a high-level independent committee to look into the allegations that air strikes on Yemen killed civilians in the war-stricken African country. Mon, 01 Feb 2016 12:15:00 GMT