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Air Force accepts KC-46A

A Boeing KC-46A Pegasus

A Boeing KC-46A Pegasus takes off at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Oct. 25, 2018, during a system evaluation. This is the first time the KC-46A visited Japan. The flight is to support an initial evaluation by the USAF of the KC-46A's integrated mission system suite as well as its ability to conduct worldwide navigation, communication and operation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe)

ARLINGTON, Va. (AFNS) --
The Air Force accepted the first KC-46A Pegasus tanker from The Boeing Company Jan. 10. 

This is a major milestone for the next generation tanker and will allow Airmen to begin operational testing and flight training.

The Air Force has identified, and Boeing has agreed to fix at its expense, deficiencies discovered in developmental testing of the remote vision system. The Air Force has mechanisms in place to ensure Boeing meets its contractual obligations while initial operational testing and evaluation continues.

The formal delivery ceremony at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas, will occur as early as late January.