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A KC-46A Pegasus tanker takes off from Boeing Field, Seattle, June 4, 2018.

The Air Force says the struggling KC-46 tanker program has completed the final tests needed for delivery

The KC-46 tanker program has been underway for years, but it has hit numerous delays and setbacks. The first one is now expected to arrive by October.
A KC-46 Pegasus takes its first flight at Paine Field in Everett, Washington, September 25, 2015.

Boeing and the Air Force have reached an agreement on the long-delayed KC-46 tanker, but Congress is already eyeing the next thing

The Air Force wants to buy 179 Boeing's KC-46 tankers to begin replacing its aging KC-10 and KC-135 tankers, but the plane maker has struggled to get the Pegasus ready to operate.
A KC-46 Pegasus takes its first flight at Paine Field in Everett, Washington, September 25, 2015.

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.

The US Air Force lost 4 nuclear bombs in Spain 52 years ago — and the disaster is still being felt now

"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."
A KC-46 Pegasus refuels an A-10 Thunderbolt II with 1,500 pounds of fuel, July 15, 2016.

Mattis gave the Pentagon a stark warning about the Air Force’s struggling new tanker program

Mattis indicated that the Pentagon expects Boeing to deliver on its contract and overcome the problems plaguing the KC-46 program.

Boeing’s struggling Air Force tanker program may be headed for more trouble

The tanker program has been hindered by a few persistent problems in recent months.
A KC-46 Pegasus takes its first flight at Paine Field in Everett, Washington, September 25, 2015.

Boeing’s struggling Air Force tanker program now has more problems

The new problems don't pose immediate safety risks, the Air Force said, but it doesn't have a timeline for fixing them.