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The US Navy is making a nearly billion-dollar bet on drones that can make aircraft carriers more lethal
The Navy's current carrier aircraft have shorter ranges than their predecessors, and some of them are pulling double duty as tanker aircraft, so the service is looking for an unmanned replacement.
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.
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.
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.