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USAF Tanker Construction To Start Within Months, Assembly In A Year

June 14 2012


The St. Louis-based Boeing company has announced it will begin building components for the first U.S. Air Force KC-46A tanker this fall, Defense News reports.

The assembly of the first aircraft should start in about a year, company officials said this week.

The Air Force awarded Boeing the tanker contract in February 2011, and the company has kept program details to itself since then.

Boeing has in the meantime finalized the aircraft design and set up five development...

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