The first KC46A will be delivered to the US new generation tanker this year.

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 The first KC46A will be delivered to the US new generation tanker this year.


The new generation of air oil depots will be unveiled Zhao Yanbin Yang Hao The US Air Forces first KC-46A tanker is scheduled to be delivered this year, according to US media, and the KC-X project, which has lasted for more than ten years, has finally been fruitful. Air tanker, known as the power multiplier of the modern air force, plays an irreplaceable role in improving the capability of air force remote operations. It can be said that the level of air refueling ability is directly related to the strength of an air force, so it has become one of the main combat equipment for the development of air forces in various countries. The US air force, the strongest, has the worlds largest air refueling fleet, including more than 700 KC-135 and KC-10 models, but has long been trying to replace aging models with new models to better carry out attacks, surveillance and reconnaissance missions around the world. This is the reason why the KC-46A gas engine came out. KC-46A was developed by Boeing, USA, using the wide body aircraft layout of commercial aircraft 767-2C, and allocated 2 pilots and 1 tanker system operators. KC-46A is 50.5 meters in length, 47.6 meters for wingspan, 82 tons of air weight, 188 tons for the maximum take-off quality, 96 tons of oil carrying capacity, and 1.22 million kilometers in the maximum range, more than 4000 kilometers higher than the existing KC-135. As a new generation of air force tanker for us army, KC-46A has the following highlights: KC-46A has the first class air refueling ability. The advanced air refueling system, the convenient and fast refueling console, and the powerful airborne electronic system and cockpit have greatly improved the air refueling strength of the aircraft. It uses a centerline cone system to transfer 400 gallons of fuel per minute, and has a movable arm of up to 1200 gallons per minute. KC-46A offers two ways of refueling: hard and soft, with 4 internal fuel tanks and 2 under wing refueling points. During the refueling, the panoramic display provides 185 degrees of visual field awareness outside the cabin for the tanker. In addition, it is equipped with an infrared camera, and the cockpit has a 24 inch 3D digital multifunction display equipped with a touch screen. In addition to the first-class air refueling capability, KC-46A also has strong air transport capabilities. Although oil loading is comparable to KC-135, cargo space and capacity have increased by half. In addition, it can also be configured for air (casualty) medical evacuation and capable of carrying as many as 58 passengers. In order to improve the survivability of the battlefield, KC-46A has better air defense capability. It is reported that, like other Air Force fighters, KC-46A uses radar warning receivers, cockpit armor protection, VHF satellite communication radio, Link-16 data chain and digital display. In fact, it mainly realizes defense by improving its own defense ability and installing defense system. For example, it uses electromagnetic pulse protection and cockpit armor protection on its own protection, and the defense system is equipped with defense equipment such as infrared countermeasures and radio frequency alarm. It is reported that KC-46A can provide fuel for F-22, F-15, F-16, F-35 fighters and C-17 transport planes, which will enhance the combat radius of the US air force. The source of this article: Global Times - global network. More brilliant, please log on to World Wide Web http://www.huanqiu.com editor: ye Zhi FA _NBJS6073 In order to improve the survivability of the battlefield, KC-46A has better air defense capability. It is reported that, like other Air Force fighters, KC-46A uses radar warning receivers, cockpit armor protection, VHF satellite communication radio, Link-16 data chain and digital display. In fact, it mainly realizes defense by improving its own defense ability and installing defense system. For example, it uses electromagnetic pulse protection and cockpit armor protection on its own protection, and the defense system is equipped with defense equipment such as infrared countermeasures and radio frequency alarm. It is reported that KC-46A can provide fuel for F-22, F-15, F-16, F-35 fighters and C-17 transport planes, which will enhance the combat radius of the US air force.