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Air Force leaders insist new tanker is key to airpower

Air Force leaders insist new tanker is key to airpower

The top three acquisition priorities for the Air Force are the KC-46A aerial tanker, the F-35A Joint Strike Fighter and the Long Range Strike Bomber, officials told members of Congress during a hearing of House Armed Services Committee’s subcommittee on […]


Boeing Starts Assembly of Final KC-46A Test Aircraft

Boeing Starts Assembly of Final KC-46A Test Aircraft

Boeing is assembling the fourth and final KC-46A test aircraft for the U.S. Air Force’s next-generation aerial refueling tanker program at the company’s Everett factory, keeping the program on track to deliver the initial 18 tankers to the Air Force […]


KC-46A Training, Operational Bases, Alternatives Selected

KC-46A Training, Operational Bases, Alternatives Selected

Air Force officials announced today Altus Air Force Base, Okla., as the preferred alternative for the KC-46A formal training unit (FTU). McConnell AFB, Kan., was selected as the preferred alternative for the first active duty led KC-46A main operating base […]


Air Force Announces KC-46A Candidate Bases

Air Force Announces KC-46A Candidate Bases

The Air Force announced today Altus Air Force Base, Okla., and McConnell Air Force Base, Kan., as candidate bases for the KC-46A formal training unit (FTU). Altus Air Force Base, Okla.; Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash.; Grand Forks Air Force […]


Air Force announces criteria for basing KC-46A

Air Force announces criteria for basing KC-46A

After extensive internal review, the Air Force released today its basing criteria that will be used to select candidate bases for the KC-46A formal training unit and first two main operating bases. The formal training unit (FTU) and first main […]


BAE to Provide Boom Actuator Control Unit for Boeing KC-46A Tanker

BAE to Provide Boom Actuator Control Unit for Boeing KC-46A Tanker

BAE Systems has been awarded a contract to develop and manufacture the Actuator Control Unit (ACU) for the Boeing KC-46A tanker. The contract is for the design, development, test, and production of the ACU for the Boom Actuation Control System […]


Boeing KC-46A On Track for Preliminary Design Review

Boeing KC-46A On Track for Preliminary Design Review

The Boeing KC-46 Tanker program today marked the first anniversary of receiving a U.S. Air Force contract to build the next-generation aerial refueling tanker, the KC-46A. Over the past year, the program has completed key milestones in support of the […]


Air Force on track with KC-46A program

Air Force on track with KC-46A program

Air Force and Boeing Company officials met for the KC-46A program post-award conference recently to discuss program specifics, including a technical overview of the program. The discussions, which took place in Harbour Pointe, Wash., featured details of the in-line production […]


EADS ‘disappointed and perplexed’ by US tanker decision

EADS ‘disappointed and perplexed’ by US tanker decision

Senior European leaders and EADS head Louis Gallois expressed disappointment Friday after the Airbus plane maker lost out to arch US rival Boeing on a massive US Air Force tanker contract. “We’re disappointed and perplexed. We wonder about the reasons […]


 
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