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Boeing conducting integration, risk-reduction for future KC-46 capabilities

August 9, 2018 at 9:38 AM
The Air Force this week awarded Boeing $10 million to begin studying future capability integration on the yet-to-be-fielded KC-46 tanker. The funding will allow the company to conduct what the service called “Block 1 risk-reduction” in an Aug. 7 contract award announcement. The study, slated to be complete by November 2019, will assess the risks associated with developing and integrating new capabilities on the tanker. Boeing expects to deliver the first aircraft in October. Mike Gibbons, Boeing's KC-46 program manager,...

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