11:00 GMT04 July 2020
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    The KC-46 Pegasus tanker that was chosen by the US Air Force to replace the KC-135 Stratotanker at the beginning of the past decade, completed its first around the world flight.

    A video that has recently appeared on the Internet shows an inflight incident as a test F-15E fighter gets hit by the boom of a KC-46 right in the pilot's cabin immediately after refuelling.

    According to The Drive outlet, the video depicts an issue with the KC-46's fuelling system as it requires more force to connect with the receiving aircraft than its predecessor.

    Boeing is currently modernising the boom and the Remote Vision System that is used by the tanker's team to navigate the fuelling process while it continues to deliver the aircraft.

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    tanker, refueling, KC-46, US Air Force, F-15, U.S
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