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Congratulations to all by the blessed Eid al-Fitr 2021.

Congratulations to all by the blessed Eid al-Fitr 2021.

The editorial board of Al-Musallh magazine is pleased to offer you my best congratulations on the occasion of the blessed Eid Al-Fitr. May God return it to us with goodness,…

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France | President Macron announces the reopening of his country's embassy in Libya and calls for the departure of foreign troops.

France | President Macron announces the reopening of his country's embassy in Libya and calls for the departure of foreign troops.

France will reopen its embassy in Libya’s capital Tripoli next week in a gesture of support to the conflict-ravaged country’s interim government, President Emmanuel Macron said Tuesday. Macron said that…

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Libya | The head of the Presidency Council of the Government of National Unity affirms support for the path of the Military Commission

Libya | The head of the Presidency Council of the Government of National Unity affirms support for the path of the Military Commission "5 + 5",

The President of the Presidential Council of the National Unity Government, Dr. Muhammad Al-Manafi stressed the opportunity to support the path of the "5 + 5" joint military committee and…

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Lockheed Martin acquires the largest production of Long-Range Anti-Ship Missiles (LRASM) for the US military.

Lockheed Martin acquires the largest production of Long-Range Anti-Ship Missiles (LRASM) for the US military.

Lockheed Martin announced that it has secured a $ 414 million contract from the US Navy and the US Air Force to produce Long Range Anti-Ship Missiles (LRASM). This is…

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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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