Boeing installs refueling boom on KC-46 tanker

Boeing has installed the refueling boom on KC-46 Pegasus aerial refueling tanker aircraft to be delivered to the U.S. Air Force, the company announced in twitter.

About KC-46:

Boeing KC-46 Pegasus is a military aerial refueling and strategic military transport aircraft developed by Boeing and is based on its 767 jet airliner.

In February 2011, the tanker was selected by the United States Air Force (USAF) as the winner in the KC-X tanker competition to replace older KC-135 Stratotankers.  The first 18 combat-ready aircraft are scheduled to be delivered to the U.S. Air Force in early 2018 under the terms of the development contract.

On 23 October 2015, the Japan Air Self-Defense Force selected the KC-46 as their new tanker, with a contract for three tankers expected in 2016.



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