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Years Late, It’s ‘Pass-Fail’ Now For Boeing’s KC-46 Tanker: Gen. Miller

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The cascade of problems with the plane, which Boeing called low risk and promised to deliver 18 combat-ready aircraft in 2017, is unlikely to deliver planes ready for war for several more years, Gen. Maryanne Miller, the head of Air Mobility Command, made clear today.

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Air Force Gets Tough With Boeing, Withholds $360 Million From KC-46

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There was more bad news for Boeing today, even after the company announced it lost $5 billion due to civilian airliner crashes. This time, the hit came on the defense side of the house.

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Roper Warns Boeing On Tankers After Walking KC-46 Line

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The Air Force is once again accepting deliveries of the troubled tankers — but the service’s acquisition chief warned Boeing must get its act in order ASAP.

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Air Force OKs First KC-46 Delivery; Lots of Caveats

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WASHINGTON: While the Air Force accepted delivery of the first KC-46 today, Boeing could face a total of $4.5 billion in cost overruns and withheld payments on the initial $4.9 billion contract for 52 KC-46 airborne tankers, depending on what happens as the company tries to fix the plane’s Remote Vision System. How does that… Keep reading →

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