KC-46A Pegasus Aerial Tanker Completes Firsts

Concept: KC-46A refuels Super Hornets

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November 30/23: USAF Boeing has received a $2.3-billion deal to build 15 more KC-46A Pegasus tanker aircraft for the US Air Force. Announced Tuesday, the agreement would allow the service to bolster its aerial refueling and cargo transport capacities. According to company vice president Lynn Fox, the new order reflects the air force’s trust in the capability of the tanker aircraft.






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