Air International 2018-09
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The Il-78M-90A tanker seen in mid-July after the initial part of its design testing at Ulyanovsk.
The first three Advanced Eagles: the flight-testing programme of the F-15SA was longer and more involved than had been originally envisaged.
Boeing has not released an illustration of either the F-15X or the F-15IA, but this shows the first of the advanced Eagle designs, the F-15SA for Saudi Arabia, which would have much in common with them.
Seven automatic contacts were made between Airbus Defence and Space's A310 MRTT test bed aircraft and the RAAF KC-30A off the Spanish coast on June 20, 2018. The A3R system requires no additional equipment to be fitted to the receiver aircraft and uses innovative passive techniques to determine the position of the receiver relative to the boom.
Royal Australian Air Force personnel from 11 Squadron load an ATM-84J Harpoon on to the P-8A Poseidon aircraft at Marine Corps Base Hawaii, during RIMPAC 2018.
The RuASF fleet of Il-76MD-90A transport aircraft is set to increase. Aviastar-SP is due to deliver three new aircraft by the end of the year.