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 Indonesian Air Force to receive MSSR 2000 I radars from Airbus http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsindonesian-air-force-to-receive-mssr-2000-i-radars-from-airbus-4347501 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsindonesian-air-force-to-receive-mssr-2000-i-radars-from-airbus-4347501 SBL Star Technology has awarded a contract to Airbus Defence and Space to supply advanced aircraft identification and air surveillance equipment to the Indonesian Air Force (TNI–AU). Tue, 19 Aug 2014 23:00:00 GMT Renewed Israeli airstrikes in Gaza kill nine civilians http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsrenewed-israeli-airstrikes-in-gaza-kill-nine-civilians-4347540 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsrenewed-israeli-airstrikes-in-gaza-kill-nine-civilians-4347540 At least nine Palestinians have been killed in a latest round of Israeli airstrikes in the Gaza Strip, Palestinian Health Ministry officials have claimed. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 23:00:00 GMT CAE to supply aeromedical evacuation trainer to USAF http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newscae-to-supply-aeromedical-evacuation-trainer-to-usaf-4347511 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newscae-to-supply-aeromedical-evacuation-trainer-to-usaf-4347511 CAE has received a contract from ADS to supply a comprehensive aeromedical evacuation training system to the US Air Force (USAF). Tue, 19 Aug 2014 23:00:00 GMT Remote controlled Black Hawks - reviving aircraft as unmanned systems http://www.airforce-technology.com/features/featureremote-controlled-black-hawks-reviving-aircraft-as-unmanned-systems-4346605/ http://www.airforce-technology.com/features/featureremote-controlled-black-hawks-reviving-aircraft-as-unmanned-systems-4346605/ Unmanned aerial systems are commonplace for many air forces around the world, but the technology can often be expensive and bespoke systems can take years to build. Now aerospace manufacturers are looking at ways they can bring down the costs of thes… Tue, 19 Aug 2014 23:00:00 GMT GD to develop ground structures for USAF Space Fence programme http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsgd-to-develop-ground-structures-for-usaf-space-fence-programme-4346284 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsgd-to-develop-ground-structures-for-usaf-space-fence-programme-4346284 Lockheed Martin has awarded a contract to General Dynamics (GD) C4 Systems SATCOM Technologies to design and build the ground structures for the US Air Force’s (USAF) Space Fence programme. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 23:00:00 GMT 552nd ACW’s upgraded E-3G AWACS achieves initial operational capability http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/news552nd-acws-upgraded-e-3g-awacs-achieves-initial-operational-capability-4346281 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/news552nd-acws-upgraded-e-3g-awacs-achieves-initial-operational-capability-4346281 The US Air Combat Command (ACC) has declared initial operational capability (IOC) for the US Air Force’s 552nd Air Control Wing’s first upgraded E-3G Sentry Block 40/45 airborne warning and control system (AWACS) aircraft. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 23:00:00 GMT Northrop to continue support for US Air Force Weather http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsnorthrop-to-continue-support-for-us-air-force-weather-4345796 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsnorthrop-to-continue-support-for-us-air-force-weather-4345796 Northrop Grumman has secured a contract to support the US Air Force Weather (AFW) in its mission to deliver a full range of terrestrial and space environmental information, products and services to military users worldwide. Sun, 17 Aug 2014 23:00:00 GMT US conducts additional airstrikes to help Kurdish fighters recapture Mosul Dam http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsus-conducts-additional-airstrikes-to-help-kurdish-fighters-recapture-mosul-dam-4345757 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsus-conducts-additional-airstrikes-to-help-kurdish-fighters-recapture-mosul-dam-4345757 The US fighter and attack aircraft have conducted additional airstrikes in Iraq to help Kurdish forces regain control of Mosul Dam from Islamic State (IS) militants. Sun, 17 Aug 2014 23:00:00 GMT Pro-Russia rebels shoot down Ukrainian MiG-29 fighter http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newspro-russia-rebels-shoot-down-ukrainian-mig-29-fighter-4345774 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newspro-russia-rebels-shoot-down-ukrainian-mig-29-fighter-4345774 A Ukrainian Air Force's MiG-29 multirole fighter aircraft was reportedly shot down by pro-Russian rebels in the Luhansk region on 17 August. Sun, 17 Aug 2014 23:00:00 GMT US to deliver AN/AAQ-24(V) LAIRCM Systems to Canada http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsus-to-deliver-anaaq-24v-laircm-systems-to-canada-4344815 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsus-to-deliver-anaaq-24v-laircm-systems-to-canada-4344815 The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has notified Congress of a potential foreign military sale (FMS) of AN/AAQ-24(V) large aircraft infrared countermeasures (LAIRCM) systems to Canada. Thu, 14 Aug 2014 23:00:00 GMT BAE to lead USAF’s Minuteman III ICBM contract http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsbae-to-lead-usafs-minuteman-iii-icbm-contract-4344808 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsbae-to-lead-usafs-minuteman-iii-icbm-contract-4344808 BAE Systems has taken the lead to work on the US Air Force (USAF) Minuteman III Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Integration Support Contract (ISC). Thu, 14 Aug 2014 23:00:00 GMT USAF, Creare develop new cooling technology for space-based infrared detectors http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsusaf-creare-develop-new-cooling-technology-for-space-based-infrared-detectors-4344817 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsusaf-creare-develop-new-cooling-technology-for-space-based-infrared-detectors-4344817 The US Air Force (UAF) has developed new technology to help enhance operation of the space-based infrared detectors. Thu, 14 Aug 2014 23:00:00 GMT Paramount conducts AHRLAC’s maiden test flight http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsparamount-conducts-ahrlacs-maiden-test-flight-4343941 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsparamount-conducts-ahrlacs-maiden-test-flight-4343941 Paramount Group has conducted the maiden flight test of its first advanced high-performance reconnaissance light aircraft (AHRLAC) prototype at Wonderboom airport in Pretoria, South Africa. Wed, 13 Aug 2014 23:00:00 GMT Turkey seeks AIM-120C-7 missile sale from US http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsturkey-seeks-aim-120c-7-missile-sale-from-us-4343933 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsturkey-seeks-aim-120c-7-missile-sale-from-us-4343933 The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has notified Congress of a potential foreign military sale (FMS) of AIM-120C-7 advanced medium range air-to-air missiles (AMRAAM) and associated equipment to Turkey. Wed, 13 Aug 2014 23:00:00 GMT INL contracts Cubic for SUAS common data link development http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsinl-contracts-cubic-for-suas-common-data-link-development-4343948 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsinl-contracts-cubic-for-suas-common-data-link-development-4343948 The Idaho National Laboratory (INL) has awarded a contract to Cubic for the development of a common data link (CDL) for unmanned platforms. Wed, 13 Aug 2014 23:00:00 GMT Global Defence Technology: Issue 42 http://www.airforce-technology.com/features/featureglobal-defence-technology-issue-42-4336086/ http://www.airforce-technology.com/features/featureglobal-defence-technology-issue-42-4336086/ In this issue: Russia’s threat to cut the US off from vital rocket engine supplies, Michelin’s new anti-landmine tyre, the best designs for military flying trucks, new criticism of the F-35’s stealth capabilities, the grand entrance of HMS Queen Eliz… Wed, 13 Aug 2014 13:51:00 GMT US to support Saudi Arabian E-3 AWACS upgrade programme http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsus-to-support-saudi-arabian-e-3-awacs-upgrade-programme-4342764 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsus-to-support-saudi-arabian-e-3-awacs-upgrade-programme-4342764 The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has notified Congress of a potential foreign military sale (FMS) of airborne warning and control system (AWACS) upgrade programme and associated equipment to Saudi Arabia. Tue, 12 Aug 2014 23:00:00 GMT Kratos RT Logic receives GPS OCX contract modification from USAF http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newskratos-rt-logic-receives-gps-ocx-contract-modification-from-usaf-4342742 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newskratos-rt-logic-receives-gps-ocx-contract-modification-from-usaf-4342742 Kratos Defense & Security Solutions has been awarded a contract extension to continue the provision of ground system components for the US Air Force’s (USAF) next-generation GPS operational control system (OCX) programme. Tue, 12 Aug 2014 23:00:00 GMT Indian Air Force conducts Akash missile’s user trial http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsindian-air-force-conducts-akash-missiles-user-trial-4342754 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsindian-air-force-conducts-akash-missiles-user-trial-4342754 The Indian Air Force (IAF) has fired Akash nuclear capable supersonic missile from the launch complex III of Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur, Odhisa, India. Tue, 12 Aug 2014 23:00:00 GMT Philippines Defence Ministry rejects long-range patrol aircraft proposals http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsphilippines-defence-ministry-rejects-long-range-patrol-aircraft-proposals-4341431 http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsphilippines-defence-ministry-rejects-long-range-patrol-aircraft-proposals-4341431 The Philippines Department of National Defence (DND) has rejected all of the bids submitted by the global aircraft manufacturers for the supply of two long-range patrol aircraft to the national air force. Mon, 11 Aug 2014 23:00:00 GMT