KC-46A cleared for worldwide deployments following first combat refuel

Gen. Mike Minihan, commander of Air Mobility Command, approved the KC-46A Pegasus for worldwide deployments to meet combatant command taskings effective Sept. 14.

“We are ready to use this aircraft globally in any fight, without hesitation,” Minihan said.

The KC-46A recently completed an employment concept exercise in the U.S. Central Command area of operations, during which it was evaluated while filling real-world taskings in support of combat operations, supplementing other tanker aircraft in theater.

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