USA—2 More Critical Deficiencies Uncovered On KC-46 Aerial Tankers

Defense News | 06/21/2021

The Air Force has discovered two more serious technical problems with its new aerial refueling aircraft, reports Defense News. The first issue involves the drain tubes in the air refueling receptacle on the KC-46 Pegasus, which are used to remove water from the aircraft. The problem, which has occurred three times, occurs in cold temperatures when water in the tubes freezes and expands, causing cracks. The second issue involves a bug in the aircraft’s flight management system that...

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