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Altus AFB gets its first KC-46A tanker

14th February 2019 - 12:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Boeing has delivered the first KC-46A Pegasus tanker to the US Air Force’s (USAF's) Altus Air Force Base (AFB) in Oklahoma, the company announced on 8 February.

This is the fifth tanker delivered to the USAF in total. The first four multi-role KC-46 tankers were delivered to McConnell AFB in Wichita, Kansas in January.

The USAF’s 56th Air Refueling Squadron at Altus is responsible for Pegasus aircrew, maintenance and support training. Three additional KC-46A aircraft will be delivered to the base in the coming weeks.

Boeing is currently on contract for 52 of an expected 179 tankers for the air force.

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