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Russian Power Politics...and the Invasion of Ukraine.

Russian Power Politics...and the Invasion of Ukraine.

The concept of power politics today appeared clear and evident in the process of the invasion of Ukraine, where the policy of power gave priority to the Russian national interests…

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Rules of combat engagement.

Rules of combat engagement.

The rules of combat engagement are defined as a set of principles adhered to by the units of the armed forces of the state in cases of military confrontation, armed…

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Al-Musallh... Wishing you a Happy New Year 2022

Al-Musallh... Wishing you a Happy New Year 2022

A new year is coming and hope is renewed with the unity of a homeland in which everyone can live in peace, build and protect it Al-Musallh wishes you a…

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After a pause for years... The paper version of the Libyan magazine

After a pause for years... The paper version of the Libyan magazine "Al-Musallh" is reissued.

After a long wait, the new issue No. 48 was released, the paper version of the Libyan magazine "Al-Musallh", after an emergency hiatus that lasted for a few years, and…

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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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