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First reported 23 hours ago - Updated 18 hours ago - 1 reports

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.US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel wrote in a letter to the Senate: "These funds would be ... [Published Air Force Technology - 23 hours ago]
First reported 22 hours ago - Updated 22 hours ago - 1 reports

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 ... [Published Air Force Technology - 22 hours ago]
First reported 23 hours ago - Updated 23 hours ago - 1 reports

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.The company intends to offer its GBU-53/B small diameter bomb II (SDB II) for the UK's Spear (selective precision ... [Published Air Force Technology - 23 hours ago]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 1 reports

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.The Ukrainian authorities have claimed that the missiles that hit the jets came from across the border, while ... [Published Air Force Technology - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 1 reports

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.The on-schedule delivery follows ground and flight tests at Avord Air Force Base in France, and qualification by the French ... [Published Air Force Technology - Jul 23 2014]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated Jul 23 2014 - 1 reports

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.The indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) HoPS contract seeks to offer USAF ... [Published Air Force Technology - Jul 23 2014]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated Jul 23 2014 - 1 reports

Russian rockets: the US Government’s RD-180 conundrum

In May, Russian deputy prime minister Dmitry Rogozin announced via Twitter that the country would end its export of rocket engines - designated the RD-180 - to the US if they were for military purposes. Clearly irritated at being included on a US sanctions ... [Published Air Force Technology - Jul 23 2014]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated Jul 23 2014 - 1 reports

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.Awarded on behalf of No. 1 Aeronautical Information Documents Unit (AIDU), the contract requires ... [Published Air Force Technology - Jul 23 2014]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 1 reports

Two killed in Nigerian Air Force's Mi-35 Hind helicopter crash

A Nigerian Air Force's Mi-35 Hind multi-role combat helicopter crashed in the northeastern state of Borno yesterday killing two personnel.The helicopter was on a training mission and went down at a location south of Bama, after developing a technical ... [Published Air Force Technology - Jul 22 2014]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 1 reports

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).Lockheed Martin, Boeing and Airbus Defence and Space have submitted their proposals for the $5.5bn contract.The FRP programme ... [Published Air Force Technology - Jul 22 2014]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 1 reports

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.Under the $32.5m contract, the company will deliver training simulators and ... [Published Air Force Technology - Jul 22 2014]
First reported Jul 21 2014 - Updated Jul 21 2014 - 1 reports

India approves foreign investment in defence aircraft project

The Indian Government has paved the way for foreign private investments in the defence sector with the clearance to build a military transport aircraft that would replace the air force's Avro aircraft fleet.The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) has cleared ... [Published Air Force Technology - Jul 21 2014]

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"We're making great progress towards a system verification review in the coming months, and anticipate a 'Milestone C' decision before the end of the year" Jarrett added
US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel wrote in a letter to the Senate: "These funds would be in addition to the $176m requested in the president's financial year 2015 budget for Iron Dome and also in addition to the proposed FY 2015 Congressional increase of $175m to offset the costs of initiating Iron Dome production in the US."
"According to preliminary information, the missiles were launched from the territory of the Russian Federation" the council said in a statement
"Actions must be taken in [fiscal year 2014] to mitigate current risk and preserve future options" the report's summary said

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US to assist Israel with $225m additional funds... [Published Air Force Technology - 23 hours ago]
Ukraine says ‘missiles from inside Russia’ down... [Published Air Force Technology - Jul 24 2014]
Russian rockets: the US Government’s RD-180 con... [Published Air Force Technology - Jul 23 2014]
USAF selects SSL for hosted payload solutions p... [Published Air Force Technology - Jul 23 2014]
French Air Force receives first upgraded E-3F A... [Published Air Force Technology - Jul 23 2014]
UK MoD awards aeronautical contract to 1Spatial [Published Air Force Technology - Jul 23 2014]
CAE to upgrade Canada’s CC-130J Hercules aircre... [Published Air Force Technology - Jul 22 2014]
Saab will not compete for Denmark’s $5bn fighte... [Published Air Force Technology - Jul 22 2014]
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