KC-46A Refueling Tests Pave Way For Air Mobility Command Priority List

Credit: Paul Weatherman/Boeing
The U.S. Air Force’s decades-long quest to recapitalize its aging KC-135 tanker fleet is entering its most critical phase: an intense aerial refueling demonstration that, if successful, will clear the final hurdle to an initial KC-46A production contract. Remarkably, it’s been nearly 36 years since...
Guy Norris

Guy is a Senior Editor for Aviation Week, covering technology and propulsion. He is based in Colorado Springs.

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