Northrop Grumman has delivered the 150th KC-10 Extender air-to-air refuelling tanker aircraft to the US after providing major improvements.
The aircraft received product reliability improvements as part of its CF6-50 engine overhaul programme, offering a 15-year high in engine fleet performance.
In addition, the programme saw advancements in system modernisation and engineering and depot production. These upgrades offered a three-year sustained mission-capable rate that exceeds the Air Force's 85% standard. airforce-technology