Improving Acquisition and Sustainment Outcomes for Military Commercial Derived Aircraft: The KC-46A <em>Pegasus</em> Experience
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Improving Acquisition and Sustainment Outcomes for Military Commercial Derived Aircraft: The KC-46A <em>Pegasus</em> Experience

21 November 2023

Summary

The authors of this report examine improvement in acquisition and sustainment of commercial derivative aircraft using a case study of the KC-46A Pegasus aerial refueling tanker, with emphases on Federal Aviation Administration certification, data rights, and organic-oriented sustainment. The KC-46A is intended to gradually replace the U.S. Air Force’s aging KC-135 Stratotanker and KC-10 Extender .

Division
RAND Project AIR FORCE
Resource Management Program
Pages
38
RAND Identifier
RR-A1676-1
RAND Type
report
Source
https://www.rand.org/pubs/research_reports/RRA1676-1.html
Published in
United States
Rights
RAND Corporation

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military aircraft united states air force tanker aircraft