KC-46A NewGen Tanker
This artist's rendering by Boeing shows what the aerospace giant had been calling, before the contract was awarded, the NewGen Tanker, refueling a B-2 Spirit stealth bomber.
Boeing on Friday laid out this timetable for the KC-46A: "The first test aircraft is expected to roll out of the factory in January 2014, while the second is scheduled to leave the factory in March. Boeing plans to fly the fully provisioned tanker for the first time in early 2015 and make the first delivery in 2016. The company expects to build and deliver the first 18 KC-46As by 2017 and a total of 179 by 2027 if all options under the contract are exercised."
August 25, 2013 9:14 AM PDT
Photo by: Boeing
| Caption by: Jonathan Skillings
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