Kendall: Air Force 'didn't look closely enough' at KC-46 design

By Michael Marrow / June 1, 2022 at 2:40 PM
Following cost overruns and capability gaps with the Boeing-made KC-46A Pegasus air refueling tanker, Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall noted during a wide-ranging discussion on service readiness at the Heritage Foundation this morning that alterations to the aircraft's contract may have secured a better result. “I’ll take the hit for that,” Kendall said of the aircraft’s complications, adding that “we didn’t look closely enough at the design” during the plane’s development. He then pointed to a Forbes article he...

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