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Owner of tanker attacked in Gulf of Oman blames ‘flying objects,’ seeming to contradict US suggestion that it was a mine

The US military said it saw what it believed to be a mine on the side of the ship, and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo blamed Iran for the attacks.

The Navy has found a possible smoking gun as the US blames Iran for the latest tanker attack threatening the global oil market

The US accused Iran of attacks on two tankers outside the Strait of Hormuz, through which more than 30% of the world's seaborne crude oil passes.
A KC-46A Pegasus aerial refueling tanker connects with an F-15 Strike Eagle test aircraft, October 29th, 2018.

‘I actually don’t care’: Congress has an idea for the Air Force’s next tanker, but the head of the Air Force has something els...

The top Air Force general has touted a networked battlefield, and he thinks the Air Force should be preparing for it.
Boeing’s MQ-25 unmanned aerial refueling tanker being tested at Boeing’s St. Louis site.

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.
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.