The US Air Force decided to postpone and did not approve a new project for a RVS refueling system
🇺🇸 The US Air Force decided to postpone and did not approve a new project for a video RVS refueling system for the Boeing KC-46 flying tanker. According to Breaking Defense, the military is not satisfied with the work of the tanker's panoramic view system. This is a separate set of cameras that should determine what kind of aircraft flies up to the tanker for fuel. N + 1 writes about it.
Due to a bug in the video system software, the image on the monitors could become blurry when the cameras were adjusted to the lighting.
To improve image clarity, Boeing planned to update the KC-46A's software by the end of last year, and by 2024 install 4K color cameras, zoomed monitors, a laser rangefinder and augmented reality system on it.
Protection of the project for the second version of the video refueling system was planned for the fall, but the US Air Force decided to postpone it due to problems with the panoramic view system of a flying tanker. The task of the latter is to determine what kind of plane flies up to the KC-46 for fuel.