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The organizational structure within the framework of building the national army

The organizational structure within the framework of building the national army

This article deals with the process of military construction of the army from an organizational point of view. Whereas the building of the army is affected by the political and…

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The "Pegasus" spying program ... The new Trojan horse.

The Pegasus spy program is a system designed by the Israeli company (NSO), which specializes in programs for electronic warfare and digital espionage, and was established in 2010 by Unit…

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Libya | Within the annual GFP ranking of the most powerful armies in the world 2023, Libya ranks fourteenth in the Arab world, tenth in Africa, and eighty in the world.

Libya | Within the annual GFP ranking of the most powerful armies in the world 2023, Libya ranks fourteenth in the Arab world, tenth in Africa, and eighty in the world.

The Libyan army ranked fourth, 14th in the Arab world, and the 10th in the armies of African countries, and the 80th in the world. Libya got a score of…

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Al-Musallah congratulates you on the 71st anniversary of Libya's Independence Day.

Al-Musallah congratulates you on the 71st anniversary of Libya's Independence Day.

The editorial board of Al-Musallah magazine and all its employees extend their warmest congratulations and sincere wishes to the members of the Libyan army and the sons of our honorable…

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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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