KC-46

USAF to complete aerial refueling certification of retired F-117 with KC-46 This Month

USAF to complete aerial refueling certification of retired F-117 with KC-46 This Month

Aerial refueling certification of retired F-117 with KC-46 to complete this month Even though the US Air Force retired the… Read More

4 months ago

USAF KC-46 and KC-135 tankers to conduct flyovers to celebrate the 100th anniversary of air refueling on Jun. 27

100th anniversary of air refueling On Jun. 27, 2023, the US Air Force (USAF) will celebrate the 100th anniversary of… Read More

1 year ago

Air Mobility Command Planes Are Now Operating Without Tail Numbers, Most Markings (And Are Alarming Government Watchdogs)

Air Mobility Command directed its fleet to remove the large “U.S. AIR FORCE,” unit markings, tail numbers and other identifying… Read More

1 year ago

KC-46A Pegasus flies 36-hour, non-stop record-breaking endurance sortie, Air Mobility Command’s longest mission to date

A KC-46A Pegasus a 36-hour non-stop endurance mission covering 16,000 miles, on Nov. 16-17, 2022 Air Mobility Command’s longest mission… Read More

2 years ago

Air Mobility Command approves KC-46A Pegasus for worldwide deployments following first combat refuel

Gen. Mike Minihan, commander of Air Mobility Command, approved the KC-46A Pegasus for worldwide deployments to meet combatant command taskings… Read More

2 years ago

The KC-46A Pegasus tanker aircraft completed its first operationally-tasked combat sortie

On Aug. 29, the KC-46A Pegasus completed its first operationally-tasked combat sortie, refueling two F-15E Strike Eagles assigned to the… Read More

2 years ago

Video shows KC-46 Pegasus Tanker making emergency landing with refueling boom out (With Congressional Staffers Onboard)

A KC-46 crew from the 157th Air Refueling Wing had to declare in-flight emergency during a New Hampshire National Guard… Read More

2 years ago

New Hampshire Air Guard performs KC-46 super sortie to test critical Pegasus operating systems

On a Wednesday in early August, Airmen from the 157th Air Refueling Wing took off from Pease Air National Guard… Read More

2 years ago

DARPA looks to leverage laser-equipped KC-46 and KC-135 tankers to recharge drones wirelessly

The benefits of having drones recharge their batteries in mid-air include extended range and having small energy storage capacities. The… Read More

2 years ago

KC-46A Pegasus Tanker Approved to Refuel 97% of Joint Force Receivers

In the last 12 months, the KC-46A Pegasus tanker demonstrated growing operational capacity at a swift pace, despite restrictions and… Read More

2 years ago

Boeing KC-46 Pegasus tanker flies a 24.2-hour sortie completing the longest flight in Air Mobility Command’s history

The KC-46 is Air Mobility Command’s newest aerial refueling platform, and now after completing the 24-hour flight, holds AMC’s record… Read More

2 years ago

Israel to purchase twelve CH-53K heavy lift helicopters and two additional KC-46 tanker aircraft

The Defense Ministry has signed an agreement with the US government to acquire twelve CH-53K helicopters and two additional Boeing… Read More

3 years ago

Use of KC-46A Centerline Drogue System approved as first Pegasus Interim Capability Release milestone to meet joint force air refueling requirements

This decision provides more daily “taskable” operational capabilities to the joint team and increases capacity for tanker fleet requirements. Air… Read More

3 years ago

USAF seeks companies able to provide commercial derivative tanker aircraft to supplement its tanker aircraft fleet at the end of KC-46A production

The KC-135 will be 70 years old when the Air Force expects to receive its last KC-46 delivery in 2029,… Read More

3 years ago

The first 12 JASDF aircrew students have started their training on operating the KC-46 Pegasus

To be fully qualified to operate the KC-46 Pegasus, over the course of three months the JASDF students went through… Read More

3 years ago

KC-46 can’t refuel the A-10 and some variants of the C-130 because USAF Did Not Effectively Oversee Development of its Refueling Boom

Results of tests conducted in 2018 showed the boom was problematic when the company tried to test full functionality of… Read More

3 years ago

The impact of COVID-19 on major defense acquisition programs: how US Defense Industry survived – and even grew – during the coronavirus pandemic

“COVID-19 was horrible, but it could have been a lot worse,” Dr. Will Roper, assistant secretary of the Air Force… Read More

3 years ago