The most near-term threat to Boeing’s KC-46 tanker program could be a significant funding shortfall if the government operates through the end of the year with a continuing resolution, in which fiscal 2012 moves forward with only fiscal 2011 funding levels approved. This would put the KC-46A tanker program about $203 million behind in potential progress payments to Boeing, according to Brig. Gen. Christopher Bogdan, program executive officer for the tanker. The Air Force estimates the ...

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