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Boeing Hands Over Fifth KC-46 Tanker to Air Force; Leanne Caret Quoted

The U.S. Air Force has welcomed the arrival of its fifth Boeing-built KC-46A Pegasus tanker at Altus Air Force Base in Oklahoma. The aircraft took off from Boeing’s Seattle-based facility on Friday and arrived at Altus AFB, where the 56th air refueling squadron responsible for the tanker maintenance, aircraft and support training is based, the company said Friday.
 

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Boeing Completes Fuel On-Load Tests for KC-46 Tanker Supplemental Type Certification

Boeing has completed fuel on-load tests needed for Federal Aviation Administration certification of the company’s refueling tanker aircraft. KC-46 received 540,600 pounds of fuel and performed 68 contacts with other tankers as part of the pre-Supplemental Type Certificate test series, Boeing said Wednesday. The recent flight test lasted for three hours and forty eight minutes, …

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Lockheed Delivers First C-130J Airlifter to French Military

France’s military received an initial C-130J Super Hercules airlifter from Lockheed Martin in December. The C-130J-30 aircraft that arrived at Orleans Air Base in France is the first of four Lockheed-built planes ordered by the French directorate general of armament through a contract with the U.S. government, the French ministry of the armed forces said Dec. …

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CAE Reports $76M in US, Intl Defense Contracts; Gene Colabatistto Comments

CAE has reported $76.3 million in defense contracts from sector customers such as U.S. military agencies and other companies Insitu and Rotorsim. The company said Tuesday the U.S. Air Force and Navy have exercised contract options for continued KC-135 tanker and T-44C aircrew training services respectively. Work to support the Air Force’s KC-135 program …

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USNI News: Navy Seeks Balance of Surveillance, Refueling Functions for Future MQ-25A Carrier UAV

U.S. Navy Vice Adm. Mike Shoemaker has said the military branch and companies vying for the MQ-25A Stingray carrier unmanned aerial vehicle program are faced with the challenge of combining tanker and ISR features into one UAV platform, USNI News reported Thursday. Sam LaGrone writes Shoemaker, commander of Naval Air Forces, said during a Center for Strategic and International …

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General Dynamics Ships 2nd ECO-Class Tanker to American Petroleum Tankers

A General Dynamics business unit has delivered the second LNG-conversion-ready tanker to American Petroleum Tankers on Thursday as part of a contract to build five such tankers for the petroleum transportation company. General Dynamics said Friday its NASSCO subsidiary built the Magnolia State tanker using a design by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering subsidiary DSEC. The 610-foot-long product carrier, …

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General Dynamics Subsidiary Starts Tanker Construction for SEA-Vista; Kevin Graney Comments

General Dynamics‘ NASSCO subsidiary has kicked off construction work on crude oil and refined products tankers for SEA-Vista LLC. NASSCO will build the liquefied natural gas-conversion ready product tankers at its shipyard in San Diego in compliance with the Jones Act transportation requirements, General Dynamics said Tuesday. “We are proud and honored to partner with SEA-Vista …

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