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The 746th Test Squadron from Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico, provided an array of GPS jamming equipment and support for DT NAVFEST at Edwards Air Force Base. The jammers provided a degraded GPS environment for testing multiple aerial platforms throughout the week. Testing was done from 1 to 6 a.m. each day to minimize impact on the community and civilian air traffic. (U.S. Air Force photo by Cole Johnson) DoD, academia test systems for GPS denial
Navigating the globe was once done using the sun, moon and stars as references, but modern times bring modern methods, and the majority of the world now relies on GPS for its navigation needs.
0 9/13
2017
A Boeing KC-46A Pegasus arrives at Travis Air Force Base, Calif. while as C-17 Globemaster III takes off, Mar. 7, 2017. Travis was selected as a preferred location for the Air Force's newest refueling aircraft in January. This is the first time the aircraft has flown at an Air Mobility Command base and is scheduled to complete ground and flight testing during its time at Travis. (U.S. Air Force photo by Louis Briscese) Boeing, Travis partner for KC-46A testing
A Boeing KC-46A Pegasus team conducted testing at Travis Air Force Base from March 7-10, 2017. This testing was a combined effort between Boeing Test and Evaluation, and the Detachment 1, 418th Flight Test Squadron, which are co-located at the Boeing Facility in Seattle.
0 3/20
2017
Default Air Force Logo Around the Air Force: Jan. 24
On this look around the Air Force, the preferred base locations for the MQ-9 Reaper and KC-46A Pegasus are announced and Travis Air Force Base’s environmental restoration program is certified.
0 1/24
2017
Default Air Force Logo Yesterday's Air Force: Tankers
The KC-46A Pegasus is the newest member of the aerial refueling team. This episode of Yesterday's Air Force takes a look back at where it all started -- from wing walkers to the most recent KC-135 Stratotanker.
0 10/27
2016
From left to right: Master Sgt. Aaron Ray, Senior Master Sgt. Scott Scurlock, and Tech. Sgt. Colin Wernecke of the 370th Flight Test Squadron pose for a photo in front of a KC-135 Stratotanker test aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kenji Thuloweit) Boom operators help develop new KC-46 system
Earlier this year in Everett, Washington, workers from Detachment 1, 418th Flight Test Squadron, and Boeing teamed up to achieve major test milestones for the KC-46A Pegasus, which resulted in the Defense Department authorizing initial production in August.
0 10/25
2016
Default Air Force Logo Around the Air Force: July 1
In this look around the Air Force, Gen. David Goldfein is confirmed to be the next Air Force chief of staff; the Air Force Personnel Center is accepting pilot applications; and five more bases have been nominated to potentially have KC-46A Pegasus tankers.
0 7/01
2016
Default Air Force Logo Around the Air Force: June 3
On this look around the Air Force, the Air Force releases its 2030 Air Superiority Plan; an update on the KC-46A Pegasus; and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody talks about the new enlisted performance reports.
0 6/03
2016
Capt. Julio Alvarez (left) and Lt. Col. James Quashnock stand in front of EMD-1, the 767-2C freighter that first flew to Boeing Field late last year, shortly after they were cleared to participate in flight testing. The Airmen, both experienced flight test pilots, will be responsible for military certification of Pegasus systems. (Courtesy photo) Air Force testers cleared for Pegasus
Now that Boeing has two aircraft -- one a 767-2C freighter and one a militarized KC-46A Pegasus tanker -- in the air, the program expects flight testing will really get off the ground.
0 10/08
2015
Default Air Force Logo Tech Report: The KC-46A Pegasus
For over 50 years the KC-135 Stratotanker has been the Air Force's premiere in-flight refueling tanker -- but that's all about to change.
3 8/19
2015
Default Air Force Logo Altus breaks ground for KC-46A construction
Officials broke ground on a new construction project on Altus Air Force Base, Okla., Aug. 7. The ceremony marked the beginning of a months-long effort to prepare for the arrival of the newest refueling aircraft in the Air Force fleet, the KC-46A Pegasus.
0 8/08
2014
Default Air Force Logo Pease ANGB selected to receive KC-46A Pegasus
Air Force officials announced Aug. 6, Pease Air National Guard Base, New Hampshire as the Air Force's first Air National Guard-led KC-46A Pegasus main operating base.
0 8/06
2014
Gen. Darren McDew, Air Mobility Command commander; Brig. Gen. John Flournoy, Jr., 4th Air Force, Air Force Reserve Command commander; Col. Joel Jackson, 22nd Air Refueling Wing commander; and other distinguished visitors break ground, June 30, 2014, at McConnell Air Force, Kan. They officially started the construction of several KC-46A Pegasus maintenance facilities during a groundbreaking ceremony. McConnell will be the first base to receive the Pegasus in 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class John Linzmeier) KC-46A groundbreaking ceremony marks giant step forward for air refueling
A new era in Air Force air refueling capabilities took a giant step forward June 30. Shovels overturned the first piles of dirt during a groundbreaking ceremony for the new KC-46A Pegasus at McConnell Air Force Base. The ceremony symbolized significant progress in the KC-46A program and that construction in preparation for the Pegasus' arrival has officially started.
0 7/07
2014
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