Washington turbulence: F-15EX, F-35, KC-46A and the FLRAA

UNITED STATES

Crew chiefs conducting pre-flight checks on F-35A Lightning IIs at Nellis Air Force Base during Red Flag 19-1.
Nial Bradshaw/US Air Force

CONGRESS IS now considering the FY2020 budget request. As a result, there has been increased interest in Washington in both designs that are in the request but not yet flying – such as the fourth generation Boeing F-15EX Eagle fighter and the Army’s Future Long Range Assault Aircraft rotorcraft – as well as types that have been in production for years but are still encountering problems, including the Boeing KC-46A Pegasus tanker and the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II.

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