The senior U.S. Air Force officer overseeing the Boeing KC-46 next-generation aerial refueler says his testing plan for the program is on track, countering a more grim assessment from Pentagon chief tester Michael Gilmore. Gilmore, the Pentagon’s director of operational test and evaluation (DOT&E), predicts in his fiscal 2013 report on the progress of Pentagon programs, which was delivered to Congress Jan. 27, that the initial operational test and evaluation (IOT&E) phase of the ...

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