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The Air Force’s struggling tanker program is facing questions about its ability to withstand electromagnetic pulses
The KC-46 program has encountered numerous cost overruns and delays, and a Pentagon office is raising new questions about its testing.
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"We came in behind the tanker, and we were a little bit fast," one bomber pilot said. "All of a sudden all hell seemed to break loose."
The Air Force expects the first delivery from its struggling tanker program this year — but major defects still aren’t fixed
The KC-46's years-long development has been stymied by problems.
Mattis indicated that the Pentagon expects Boeing to deliver on its contract and overcome the problems plaguing the KC-46 program.
The tanker program has been hindered by a few persistent problems in recent months.
The new problems don't pose immediate safety risks, the Air Force said, but it doesn't have a timeline for fixing them.