USA—Ongoing Issues Expected To Keep KC-46 Tankers From Ops Until 2022

Defense One | 09/20/2019

Continuing technical problems are expected to prevent the U.S. Air Force’s new aerial refueling aircraft from deploying for at least three years, reports Defense One. The KC-46 was supposed to be ready for operations in 2017, but design and development issues have resulted in multiple delays and cost the manufacturer, Boeing, more than $3 billion. Boeing is making progress on seven out of nine critical performance parameters, but “two are very difficult,” Gen. Maryanne Miller,...

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