A Boeing program for a aerial tanker that will refuel other warplanes mid-flight is nearly ready for a major design review likely to occur in July, a U.S. Air Force official told Reuters last week.The $5.2 billion KC-46 program is expected to contribute to early production of the new planes, based on Boeing's commercial 767 airplane.Major General John Thompson, a former top official with the F-35 fighter program who now oversees Air Force tankers, said in an interview that the KC-46 was in "a really good place" despite mandatory funding cuts and civilian furloughs expected later this summer.Boeing is set to deliver the first 18 of 179 new planes to the Air Force by 2017, allowing it to start replacing the current fleet of 50-year-old KC-135 tankers.The tanker program, one of the Pentagon's biggest weapons programs, has been closely scrutinized after a decade-long contest between Boeing and European rival Airbus, and an ethics scandal that sent two former Boeing officials to prison in 2...
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