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USAF concerned over KC-46A delays

28th August 2015 - 14:00 GMT | by Grant Turnbull in London

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Continuing delays to the maiden flight of the USAF’s next generation aerial tanker has increased concerns among Pentagon officials.

This has prompted a revision of the programme’s schedule. A fully-equipped KC-46A ‘Pegasus’ was planned to lift off this summer, according to Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg, but that milestone is now expected to be achieved no earlier than October because of a testing incident in July.

Despite persistent schedule changes, prime contractor Boeing is adamant that it can still meet a contractual obligation to deliver 18 KC-46A aircraft to the service by August 2017.

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Grant Turnbull was the editor of Land Warfare International and Digital Battlespace magazines with Shephard …

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