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Success for the first test of hooking with "Boom" for the KC-767A tanker destined to Italian Air Force (2)

Edwards, USA - KC-767 has logged more than 600 flight hours

The first test of hooking with "Boom" for the Boeing KC-767A tanker was realized. During the trial there is not the real refuelling, but the Boom made a series of "Dry contacts" with a B-52 bomber assigned to the Air Force Flight Test Center, Edwards Air Force Base, California. This telescoping Boom, with fly-by-wire commands, builds on the aerodynamic shape and size of previous systems and can transfer...

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