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USAF braces for new KC-46 delay as RVS 2.0 troubles persist

29th September 2022 - 13:00 GMT | by Tim Martin in Belfast


The US Air Force and Boeing are working to correct remote vision system issues on the KC-46 tanker. (Photo: Boeing)

The US Air Force is facing up to more KC-46 tanker woes.

The USAF has told Shephard that the KC-46A Pegasus tanker’s Remote Vision System (RVS) 2.0 faces a delay resulting from hardware development and airworthiness certification problems.

Fielding a first retrofitted aircraft in Q3 FY2024 and completing the programme on the schedule are both considered to be at risk, according to a USAF spokesperson.

The RVS 2.0 engineering effort will lead to the integration of new 4K colour cameras with accurate viewing geometry, larger screens for air refuelling operator stations and a distance rangefinder for refuelling receiver aircraft.

The redesign was originally approved by the USAF in April 2022 under a

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Tim Martin


Tim Martin

Tim Martin is Air Editor for Shephard Media, based in Belfast. 

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