Publication: Air Force Technology

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USAF contracts CyPhy Works for pocket-sized drone production

CyPhy Works has received a contract from the US Air Force (USAF) to help enhance search and rescue (SAR) operations.Under the contract, the company will design and test a compact, versatile drone, called Extreme Access Pocket Flyer, which can be quickly ... [Published Air Force Technology - 10 hours ago]
First reported 10 hours ago - Updated 10 hours ago - 1 reports

Rolls-Royce completes V-22 engine upgrade flight tests

Rolls-Royce has completed a new engine upgrade for the AE 1107C Liberty turboshaft engines that power the US Air Force (USAF) and Marine Corps' V-22 tilt-rotor aircraft fleet.Carried out at a site in the western US in a Bell Boeing V-22 test aircraft, ... [Published Air Force Technology - 10 hours ago]
First reported Sep 18 2014 - Updated Sep 18 2014 - 1 reports

Poland considers pulling out of Visegrad defence radar project

Poland is reportedly ready to quit a joint defence radar development project that it is working on with Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia.Undertaken by the Visegrad Group, the project was created to develop a new mobile air defence radar syste ... [Published Air Force Technology - Sep 18 2014]
First reported Sep 18 2014 - Updated Sep 18 2014 - 1 reports

Su-34 (Su-32) Fullback Fighter Bomber, Russia

The Su-34 (also known as Su-27IB) fighter bomber has been developed by the Sukhoi Design Bureau Joint Stock Company in Moscow and the Novosibirsk Aircraft Production Association at Novosibirsk in Russia. The Russian Air Force ordered an initial 32 Su-34 ... [Published Air Force Technology - Sep 18 2014]
First reported Sep 18 2014 - Updated Sep 18 2014 - 1 reports

Lockheed completes initial test flight of new aircraft laser turret

Lockheed Martin has successfully completed an initial test flight of the aero-adaptive aero-optic beam control (ABC) turret onboard the University of Notre Dame's airborne aero-optical laboratory transonic aircraft in Michigan, US.Undertaken in collaboration ... [Published Air Force Technology - Sep 18 2014]
First reported Sep 18 2014 - Updated Sep 18 2014 - 1 reports

US military starts testing of enhanced F-35 Lightning II logistics system

The US military has started testing of an enhanced version of the F-35 Lightning II autonomic logistics information system (ALIS).Developed by Lockheed Martin, the ALIS integrates preventative maintenance, flight scheduling and the mission planning system, ... [Published Air Force Technology - Sep 18 2014]
First reported Sep 18 2014 - Updated Sep 18 2014 - 1 reports

Boeing completes final design review for Talon HATE programme

Boeing has successfully completed the final design review for the US Air Force's (USAF) Talon HATE programme.The Talon HATE programme covers the development of an infrared search and track sensor (IRST) and data-links equipped communications pod, which ... [Published Air Force Technology - Sep 18 2014]
First reported Sep 18 2014 - Updated Sep 18 2014 - 1 reports

USAF considering space surveillance with new three-satellite constellation

The US Air Force is reportedly planning to replace its existing space surveillance (SBSS) Block 10 pathfinder satellite with a three-satellite constellation.Air Force Space Command commander general John Hyten was quoted by SpaceNews as saying that the ... [Published Air Force Technology - Sep 18 2014]
First reported Sep 18 2014 - Updated Sep 18 2014 - 1 reports

Pratt and USAF complete qualification for F135 engine testing

Pratt & Whitney has completed qualification for the F135 engine testing at the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex (OC-ALC), located at Tinker Air Force Base (AFB), Oklahoma, US.Undertaken in collaboration with the US Air Force (USAF), the capability ... [Published Air Force Technology - Sep 18 2014]
First reported Sep 18 2014 - Updated Sep 18 2014 - 1 reports

BAE awards Hawk Oman Training System development contract to L-3 Link

BAE Systems has awarded a contract to L-3 Communications to develop the Hawk Oman Training System (HOTS).Under the contract, the company's Link Simulation & Training (L-3 Link) business will supply the HOTS, which will train pilots from the Royal Air ... [Published Air Force Technology - Sep 18 2014]
First reported Sep 18 2014 - Updated Sep 18 2014 - 1 reports

Airbus announces defence sell offs, will others follow?

In a statement, Airbus Defence and Space said it had made the decision to divest non-core segments after a "detailed and comprehensive portfolio assessment". It confirmed it was exiting the secure communications market, including all its Professional ... [Published Air Force Technology - Sep 18 2014]
First reported Sep 18 2014 - Updated Sep 18 2014 - 1 reports

Nigerian Air Force’s Alpha Jet crashed near Adamawa State

The Nigerian Air Force's (NAF) Alpha Jet that went missing in the country's north-eastern region has reportedly crashed near Gombi local government area of Adamawa state.The NAF 466 aircraft disappeared on 12 September with two pilots on-board after taking-off ... [Published Air Force Technology - Sep 18 2014]

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"We appreciate it when we can deliver enhanced performance that helps the customer maximise their own resources."
"SAR operations currently depend on costly ground robots, whose functions can be limited by ground obstacles and steep terrain."
"ALIS provides them with a complete picture of the fleet's status so that they are equipped with the information needed to make proactive decisions and keep the jets flying."
"We have completed the first fan module repair and first retrofit engine, and we are focused on upgrading F135 propulsion systems for [the] Marine Corps IOC in 2015."

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Su-34 (Su-32) Fullback Fighter Bomber, Russia [Published Air Force Technology - Sep 18 2014]
US military starts testing of enhanced F-35 Lig... [Published Air Force Technology - Sep 18 2014]
Pratt and USAF complete qualification for F135 ... [Published Air Force Technology - Sep 18 2014]
Airbus announces defence sell offs, will others... [Published Air Force Technology - Sep 18 2014]
Boeing completes final design review for Talon ... [Published Air Force Technology - Sep 18 2014]
Poland considers pulling out of Visegrad defenc... [Published Air Force Technology - Sep 18 2014]
USAF considering space surveillance with new th... [Published Air Force Technology - Sep 18 2014]
Lockheed completes initial test flight of new a... [Published Air Force Technology - Sep 18 2014]
Nigerian Air Force’s Alpha Jet crashed near Ada... [Published Air Force Technology - Sep 18 2014]
BAE awards Hawk Oman Training System developmen... [Published Air Force Technology - Sep 18 2014]
Italian Air Force completes UAS sortie for EU N... [Published Air Force Technology - Sep 11 2014]
USAF, Lockheed discover permanent fix for F-16 ... [Published Air Force Technology - Sep 11 2014]
France receives fifth A400M aircraft from Airbus [Published Air Force Technology - Sep 11 2014]
SH-60B Seahawk Multimission Naval Helicopter [Published Air Force Technology - Sep 11 2014]
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MBDA to participate in Polish Wisla air and mis... [Published Air Force Technology - Sep 05 2014]
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India nears MMRCA deal with France [Published Air Force Technology - Sep 04 2014]
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Pratt & Whitney to test proposed F-35 engine fix [Published Air Force Technology - Sep 04 2014]
UAE, France close to finalising Falcon Eye sate... [Published Air Force Technology - Sep 03 2014]
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