KC-46A Pegasus

USAF awards Boeing $2.1 Billion for the Next KC-46 Production Lot. The company is now on contract for 94 Pegasus tankers.

USAF awards Boeing $2.1 Billion for the Next KC-46 Production Lot. The company is now on contract for 94 Pegasus tankers.

Boeing is assembling KC-46A aircraft at its Everett, Washington, facility, where it also continues production of the KC-46 tanker for… Read More

3 years ago

“USAF should not retire KC-135s and KC-10s to avoid tanker shortage while KC-46 is delayed,” head of US Transportation Command says

The USAF wants to cut 29 KC-135s and KC-10s, but the House and Senate’s drafts of the 2021 defense policy bill blocks… Read More

4 years ago

[Video] Boeing rolls out Japan’s first KC-46 Tanker

Deliveries to the Japan Air Self-Defense Force will begin in 2021. On Sep. 17, 2020 the first KC-46 Pegasus aerial… Read More

4 years ago

Video shows F-16s using laser weapons pods to protect KC-46A from enemy missiles

Lockheed Martin in fact is developing Tactical Airborne Laser Weapon System (TALWS) technology to protect warfighters on the battlefield.   The… Read More

4 years ago

Cool photos show Seymour Johnson KC-46 Pegasus refueling local F-15E Strike Eagles for first time

F-15E Strike Eagle from the 336th Fighter Squadron at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base were refueled by the KC-46, the… Read More

4 years ago

Remote Vision System 2.0 could give Boeing KC-46 Pegasus autonomous aerial refueling capability

The improved RVS 2.0 that Boeing will install on the KC-46 aerial refueling tanker includes LiDAR sensors that could allow… Read More

4 years ago

“USAF Won’t Use KC-46 unless absolutely necessary,” Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Goldfein Says

Goldfein still isn’t comfortable enough with KC-46 Pegasus tanker to let it fly regular missions. Instead, the Air Force will… Read More

4 years ago

McConnell AFB Aircrew Completes First Around-the-World Flight for KC-46A Pegasus

The first global circumnavigation for the KC-46A Pegasus provided extensive training opportunities for maintainers and aircrew at multiple locations on… Read More

4 years ago

USAF Awards Boeing $55 Million Contract to fix Too Stiff KC-46 Refueling Boom

The Government Accountability Office said in a June report that it could take years to fix the tanker's refueling boom, which… Read More

5 years ago

McConnell AFB evacuated 13 aircraft (including 3 KC-46As) as a precautionary measure to avoid severe weather

Last month Offutt AFB evacuated eight RC-135 Rivet Joints and one E-4B Doomsday plane after the base and the surrounding… Read More

5 years ago

USAF stops KC-46A acceptance again due to debris found inside aircraft

The U.S. Air Force (USAF) again stopped accepting new KC-46A Pegasus tankers from Boeing after more debris was found hidden… Read More

5 years ago

Boeing is close to shut down KC-46A assembly line due to tools and debris found inside completed aircraft

The Military Delivery Center has issued a state 3 level of alert. One step away from total shut down of… Read More

5 years ago

KC-46A Pegasus completes receiver certification testing for F-15E

The receiver certification involving the F-15 is in preparation for the start of KC-46A Pegasus Initial Operational Test and Evaluation… Read More

6 years ago

Boeing’s KC-46A program completes receiver certification testing for B-52, F/A-18

Trials to refuel the F-15 will soon commence Boeing’s KC-46A aerial refueling tanker has been cleared to refuel the B-52… Read More

6 years ago

First USAF KC-46 tanker to arrive at McConnell AFB on Nov. 16

But Boeing can't confirm an exact delivery date for the KC-46 A new date has been set for the delivery… Read More

6 years ago

Boeing to miss the delivery of first KC-46 Pegasus tanker to USAF on Oct. 27

USAF Secretary Heather Wilson says the late certification by the Federal Aviation Administration was the direct cause for KC-46 latest… Read More

6 years ago

USAF orders 18 more KC-46A Pegasus tankers

This brings the total number of KC-46A aircraft ordered so far to 52 Boeing has secured another contract to deliver… Read More

6 years ago