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V-22 Osprey angles toward aerial tanker jobs

Some days, an aircraft wants to be more than just a troop transport. The Bell Boeing V-22 program is now trying out the tilt-rotor Osprey to see how it might fare as a flying gas station.

By September 5, 2013

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Boeing's $30 billion tanker win: No flak from EADS

The European aircraft company says it won't contest the Pentagon's decision to award the hotly contested and very lucrative KC-46A tanker contract to Boeing.

By March 4, 2011

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Boeing NewGen Tanker wins USAF dogfight (images)

In a decision that's been a decade and at least two major reversals in the making, the U.S. Air Force awards Boeing a $30 billion contract to build the new KC-46A.

21 Images By February 25, 2011

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Ep. 1172: All tanker captains need a sextant

Talk about a sentence custom-designed to send a chat room off the rails. But the actual topic of discussion was the massive insecurity of the global GPS network, which is totally susceptible to sat-nav jamming. Also, Apple continues to suffer under its terrible, self-imposed burden of censorship, and we are ALL GOING TO DIE FROM THE INTERNET! --Molly

By February 24, 2010

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Buzz Out Loud Podcast 1172: All tanker captains need a sextant

Talk about a sentence custom-designed to send a chat room off the rails. But the actual topic of discussion was the massive insecurity of the global GPS network, which is totally susceptible to sat-nav jamming. Also, Apple continues to suffer under its te

By February 24, 2010

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Report: Air Force shuts Boeing out of $40 billion tanker deal

Expected to win the contract, Boeing instead loses out to consortium of Northrop Grumman and parent company of Airbus.

By February 29, 2008

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Trucker said viewing women on Facebook at time of fatal crash

A fuel tanker driver in Arizona is allegedly so distracted by his cell phone that he loses control of his vehicle. Police have released dashcam video in an attempt to prove their case.

By November 3, 2013

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Surgical robots tweaked to fuel satellites in space

John Hopkins researchers modify a robot normally used for surgery with the hopes of operating a robotic tanker to refuel satellites in space.

By December 12, 2011

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In 2011, these flying machines soared

From the space shuttle to Boeing's 787 Dreamliner and next-generation tanker, along a trio of drones, these were the aircraft and spacecraft that mattered most.

By December 26, 2011

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Boeing KC-46A flies through early review

The next-generation aerial tanker, in a program that could eventually be worth $30 billion, will incorporate a digital flight deck that features, among other things, Boeing 787 Dreamliner electronic displays.

By May 12, 2012