Sale Of KC-46 Tanker To Israel Approved While New Delays For Key Fixes Revealed
The US Air Force says it won't use the tankers for aerial refueling, except in an emergency, until critical fixes are completed years down the road.
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March 4, 2020 - by JOSEPH TREVITHICK for thedrive.com
The U.S. State Department has approved the potential sale of eight KC-46A Pegasus tankers to Israel, which is in the process of selecting a replacement for its aging Boeing 707-based tankers.
This comes as the U.S. Air Force has revealed that it is looking at new delays in developing critical fixes for its KC-46As and that there is still no clear schedule for when existing aircraft will actually receive those modifications. In the meantime, the service won't be using the Pegasuses it has now for routine combat or non-combat aerial refueling missions, except in an emergency.
The U.S. Military's Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) announced that the State Department had cleared Israel to buy the KC-46s, as well as other ancillary equipment, including spoofing...
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