Boeing KC-46 Pegasus

USAF selects Selfridge ANGB as next KC-46A Pegasus base

The US Department of the Air Force announced on January 12 that it has selected Selfridge Air National Guard Base (ANGB) in Michigan as its preferred location to host the next KC-46A Pegasus tanker unit, with the base expected to welcome its first aircraft in 2029

Boeing completes ‘hat trick’ of USAF KC-46A deliveries

Boeing Defense has recently delivered a further three KC-46A Pegasus tankers to the USAF from the firm’s production facility at King County International Airport (otherwise known as Boeing Field) in Seattle, Washington

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How the New Hampshire ANG's 157th ARW became a KC-46A operator

The New Hampshire ANG was the first US Air National Guard unit to take on the KC-46A Pegasus tanker. Ted Carlson spoke with the Guardsmen at the forefront of its introduction

Travis AFB becomes sixth USAF base to welcome KC-46A Pegasus

Boeing resumed deliveries of KC-46A Pegasus tankers to the USAF on July 28 following a hiatus that began in March, when a problem with the aircraft’s centre fuel tank was discovered

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USAF marks 100 years of air-to-air refuelling in Op Centennial Contact

To honor the centenary of its air-to-air refueling (AAR) capability, the USAF conducted a series of tanker-focused flyovers across all 50 US states, as well as some of its deployed locations, as part of Operation Centennial Contact on June 27

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Paris Air Show 2023 military photo gallery

A selection of some of the military highlights captured by Key Publishing’s team on the ground at this year’s Paris Air Show.

Severe weather forces USAF tankers to vacate McConnell AFB

The USAF’s 22nd ARW at McConnell AFB, Kansas, was forced to relocate its tanker fleet – which comprises a number of KC-46A Pegasus and KC-135R/T Stratotanker aerial refuelling aircraft – out of state on May 11 due to a severe weather system that was scheduled to strike their home base later that day

USAF awards $2.25bn contract to Boeing for additional KC-46As

The USAF awarded Boeing a contract - worth $2.25bn - on January 27 for the manufacture and delivery of 15 more KC-46A Pegasus tankers under Production Lot 9

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Latest Air-to-Air Refuelling Tanker Developments

The ability to support and sustain operations in theatre is paramount for air forces hoping to gain a strategic advantage. A significant part of this is aerial refuelling. Tim Fish takes a look at the latest developments

Japan orders two more KC-46As

Boeing has been awarded a Foreign Military Sales contract to deliver two additional KC-46A Pegasus aerial refuelling tankers to the Japan Air Self-Defense Force, bringing the total now on contract for Japan to six