KC-46 Cleared To Operationally Refuel F-22s, F-35As

A KC-46A Pegasus connects with an F-35 Lightning II in the skies over California.
Credit: U.S. Air Force/Ethan Wagner
The Boeing KC-46A Pegasus has been cleared to operationally refuel stealth aircraft, with the tanker now able to top up F-22s and F-35As. The U.S. Air Force also has cleared the new refueling tanker to be available for certain short-notice alert missions. U.S. Transportation Command boss Gen...
Brian Everstine

Brian Everstine is the Pentagon Editor for Aviation Week, based in Washington, D.C. Before joining Aviation Week in August 2021, he covered the Pentagon for Air Force Magazine. Brian began covering defense aviation in 2011 as a reporter for Military Times.

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