30 May '17, 10pm

KC-46 Pegasus undergoes testing in Benefield Anechoic Facility at #EdwardsAirForceBase

EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- A KC-46A Pegasus has entered the Benefield Anechoic Facility for the first time. The new aerial refueling tanker is undergoing tests to demonstrate that it meets Federal Aviation Administration certification requirements and DOD electromagnetic environmental effects requirements for systems. These tests include shielding effectiveness, emission control and high intensity radiated fields. The tests are to confirm that the KC-46A systems do not suffer performance degradation that would prevent mission completion when subjected to the external radio frequency environment and that undesirable emissions are controlled. The tests are being conducted in the BAF to provide an electromagnetically controlled environment suitable for critically sensitive radio frequency measurements. The BAF, operated by the 772nd Test Squadron, is the largest anecho...

Full article: http://www.edwards.af.mil/News/Article/1197242/kc-46-pega...

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