Nick Cenci, Major, USAF Chief of Flight Operations DCMA (Seattle) (left) and Anthony Mariapain, Major, USAF ...

The US Air Force has signed off on the first of a tranche of four Boeing KC-46A Pegasus tanker aircraft, which will be delivered to McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita, Kansas in the next month. Today's announcement comes after extensive covert, day and night testing of six KC-46 that involved over 3,800 flight hours and the offloading of four million pounds (1.8 million kg) of fuel in all conditions and involving A-10, B-52, C-17, KC-10, KC-135, KC-46, F-15E, F-16, and F/A-18 aircraft.

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