Air Force bases in Oklahoma await new fleet of KC-46 tankers - KSWO, Lawton, OK- Wichita Falls, TX: News, Weather, Sports. ABC, 24/7, Telemundo -

Air Force bases in Oklahoma await new fleet of KC-46 tankers

(Source KSWO) (Source KSWO)

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (AP) _ A new fleet of tankers is expected to give the U.S. Air Force a more efficient option for refueling planes midflight.

The Oklahoman (http://bit.ly/1Sn9tO4 ) reports that the KC-46 tanker plane, nicknamed the Pegasus, features a system that will allow it to refuel three smaller planes at once. The new plane is designed to replace the Air Force's aging KC-135 Stratotankers.

Production setbacks have raised questions about when the fleet will be ready to fly. Wiring issues and problems with the plane's refueling system have caused delays.

The plane is expected to have a major Oklahoma presence. Altus Air Force Base will serve as a training site for crews, and Tinker Air Force Base will provide maintenance. Tinker is being considered as a possible base for the planes.

___

Information from: The Oklahoman, http://www.newsok.com

Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • Driver charged in smuggling-related deaths of 10 immigrants

    Driver charged in smuggling-related deaths of 10 immigrants

    Monday, July 24 2017 1:11 AM EDT2017-07-24 05:11:22 GMT
    Monday, July 24 2017 2:37 PM EDT2017-07-24 18:37:11 GMT

    Officials say nearly 20 other people rescued from the back of the rig early Sunday were hospitalized in dire condition, many with extreme dehydration and heatstroke.

    Officials say nearly 20 other people rescued from the back of the rig early Sunday were hospitalized in dire condition, many with extreme dehydration and heatstroke.

  • Girl's HIV infection seems under control without AIDS drugs

    Girl's HIV infection seems under control without AIDS drugs

    Monday, July 24 2017 4:15 AM EDT2017-07-24 08:15:34 GMT
    Monday, July 24 2017 2:36 PM EDT2017-07-24 18:36:55 GMT

    A South African girl born with the AIDS virus has kept her infection suppressed for 8 1/2 years after stopping anti-HIV medicines.

    A South African girl born with the AIDS virus has kept her infection suppressed for 8 1/2 years after stopping anti-HIV medicines.

  • Discover Oklahoma: Roger Miller Museum

    Discover Oklahoma: Roger Miller Museum

    Monday, July 24 2017 2:34 PM EDT2017-07-24 18:34:52 GMT

    He was a singer, songwriter, television star, Broadway composer, and one of Oklahoma’s favorite sons! And there’s a museum where you can learn more about this very talented individual. Erick, Oklahoma is the home of Roger Miller. In fact, they have the Roger Miller Museum. The museum is very much part of our history and the town is very proud to have so many artifacts that cover his amazing career. 

    He was a singer, songwriter, television star, Broadway composer, and one of Oklahoma’s favorite sons! And there’s a museum where you can learn more about this very talented individual. Erick, Oklahoma is the home of Roger Miller. In fact, they have the Roger Miller Museum. The museum is very much part of our history and the town is very proud to have so many artifacts that cover his amazing career. 

Powered by Frankly