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Troubled KC-46 could face more delays

The KC-46A aerial refueling tanker could be facing more problems as Boeing races to deliver the troubled aircraft to the Air Force late next year.

Aviation Week reports that a delay of up to six months could be on the horizon thanks to technical problems and issues with the supply chain.

The KC-46 will have a presence in Oklahoma when it is finally delivered. There will be a maintenance facility at Tinker Air Force Base and Altus Air Force Base will serve as a training center for its crew. 

The first 15 tankers had been slated to be delivered in Aug. 2017.

The latest delay could ignite renewed debate in congress about the project's funding, the publication reports.

Matt Patterson

Matt Patterson has been with The Oklahoman since 2006. Prior to joining the news staff in 2010, Patterson worked in The Oklahoman's sports department for five years. He previously worked at The Lawton Constitution and The Edmond Sun.... Read more ›