The company said Sunday the tanker offloaded up to 1, 600 pounds of fuel to the jet while flying over Washington state at an altitude of 20, 000 feet.
“[The flight test] kicks off the Milestone C aerial refueling demonstration, which is the prerequisite for the low-rate initial production decision, ” said U.S. Air Force Col. Christopher Coombs, program manager for the KC-46 system.
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