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Abu Dhabi | International Exhibition for National Security & Resilience to showcase latest security solutions at ADNEC Centre Abu Dhabi in May.

Abu Dhabi | International Exhibition for National Security & Resilience to showcase latest security solutions at ADNEC Centre Abu Dhabi in May.

Abu Dhabi, Under the patronage of H.H. Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, the Internation Exhibition for National Security &…

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Pakistan | International Defense Exhibition and Seminar (IDEAS-2024) ... Upcoming Global Event.

Pakistan | International Defense Exhibition and Seminar (IDEAS-2024) ... Upcoming Global Event.

Pakistan "Pure Land" is a functioning Islamic republic located in the western part of the Indian subcontinent On August 14, 1947, the founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah announced the establishment of…

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Qatar | Photos from the Doha International Maritime Defense Exhibition and Conference DIMDEX 2024 in its eighth edition.

Qatar | Photos from the Doha International Maritime Defense Exhibition and Conference DIMDEX 2024 in its eighth edition.

During the days of the Doha International Maritime Defense Exhibition and Conference (DIMDEX 2024), and as part of its activities in its eighth edition, 200 international and local companies showcased…

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Qatar | DIMDEX 2024 concludes its eighth edition with resounding success.

Qatar | DIMDEX 2024 concludes its eighth edition with resounding success.

Doha, Qatar, 6 March 2024: The eighth edition of the Doha International Maritime Defence Exhibition and Conference (DIMDEX 2024), held under the patronage of HH Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani,…

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The first Boeing KC-46A Pegasus tanker that will be delivered to the U.S. Air Force next year successfully completed its first flight and airborne tests on December 5, 2017, taking off from Paine Field at 10:32 a.m. PST and landing approximately three-and-one-half hours later

«Today’s flight is another milestone for the Air Force/Boeing team and helps move us closer to delivering operational aircraft to the warfighter», said Colonel John Newberry, U.S. Air Force KC-46 System program manager.

During the flight, Boeing test pilots took the tanker to a maximum altitude of 39,000 feet/11,887 meters and performed operational checks on engines, flight controls and environmental systems as part of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)-approved flight profile. Prior to subsequent flights, the team will conduct a post-flight inspection and calibrate instrumentation.

«We’re very proud of this aircraft and the state-of-the-art capabilities it will bring to the Air Force», said Mike Gibbons, Boeing KC-46A tanker vice president and program manager. «We still have some tough work ahead of us, including completing our FAA certification activities, but the team is committed to ensure that upon delivery, this tanker will be everything our customer expects and more».

The newest tanker is the KC-46 program’s seventh aircraft to fly to date. The previous six are being used for testing and certification and to date have completed 2,200 flight hours and more than 1,600 «contacts» during refueling flights with F-16 Fighting Falcon, F/A-18 Super Hornet, AV-8B Harrier II, C-17 Globemaster III, A-10 Thunderbolt II, KC-10 Extender and KC-46A Pegasus aircraft.

The KC-46A Pegasus, derived from Boeing’s commercial 767 airframe, is built in the company’s Everett facility. Boeing is currently on contract for the first 34 of an expected 179 tankers for the U.S. Air Force.

The KC-46A Pegasus is a multirole tanker that can refuel all allied and coalition military aircraft compatible with international aerial refueling procedures and can carry passengers, cargo and patients.

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