GAO Expects KC-46 Refueling System Flaws Will Take Years To Fix, Cost Hundreds Of Millions Written 14 June 2019

14 June 2019
Air Force Times reports that “new designs will be required to fix some of the issues with the refueling boom and the remote vision system on the Air Force’s new KC-46 Pegasus tanker, and that could take years to fix, the Government Accountability Office said in a report released Wednesday.” The GAO report describes “deficiencies with the tanker’s remote vision system and refueling boom” and how “Pegasus’ telescoping boom is stiffer than expected.” The Boeing Company “said that fixing that problem will require a hardware change, which could take three or four years to be designed and certified by the” FAA. (Image:  A KC-46A connects with an F-15 for an aerial refueling test over California in 2018. Credit: USAF)
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