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September 28, 2016, 9:07 AM

Mixed Prospects for Boeing Military Aircraft

New F-15 and F-18 exports seem likely, but uncertain requirements affect prospects for KC-46 tanker and 737 derivatives.

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U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus
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