KC-46 Flies First Combat Refueling Sortie Written 16 September 2022


A KC-46A refuels a B-2 Spirit over California, April 2019. | Credit: USAF; Wikipedia; Public Domain

Aviation Week reports that the Boeing KC-46 “has flown its first combat refueling sortie as part of an exercise to employ the tanker downrange before it is officially operational.” A KC-46 deployed to Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar “fueled up two Boeing F-15E Strike Eagles” on August 29.
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