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Air Force orders 15 more KC-46A Pegasus tankers under $2.3 billion contract

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Boeing a $2.3 billion contract for the ninth production lot of 15 KC-46A Pegasus tanker aircraft, expanding its fleet of multi-mission aerial refuelers. ( More...

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Matt West 3
Why the AF would continue to order an aircraft that still does not meet its initial specifications set down 10+ years ago baffles me.

Would any airline purchase a craft that the manufacturer openly admits is not ready, that has QA problems, and that has been grounded due to FOD in the wings/airframe?

As it is, all deliveries will have to go back to the MFR for repairs/modifications once they solve the issues. Hardly ideal for a critical link in our global reach.


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