Boeing Tanker Making ‘Excellent Progress,’ Air Force Says

March 7, 2012

Boeing Co. (BA)'s KC-46 aerial refueling tanker "continues to make excellent progress," more than a year after the company won the contract, the Air Force's mobility chief said today.

"We continue to execute the program to cost and schedule baselines we established, along with Boeing," Air Mobility Command commander General Raymond Johns told a House Armed Services Committee panel today.

Johns made the comment in testimony on airlift requirements to meet the Pentagon's new global strategy presented in January. The remarks on the tanker were similar to a Feb. 12 letter to congressional defense committees from Acting Under Secretary for Acquisition Frank Kendall. 

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