According to Reuters, the US Air Force accepted its first KC-46 tanker jet.

The latest tanker from Boeing has been long-delayed, but the first of 179 aircraft has finally been delivered.

Air Force spokesperson Captain Hope Cronin said the delivery marks a major milestone for the next generation tanker, adding that an acceptance ceremony could be held later in the month.

The KC-46 was delivered to McConnell Air Force base in Kansas, and the Air Force expects another 4 aircraft to arrive at the base by February.

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