posted on Feb, 8 2017 @ 12:57 PM
In December of last year, an Australian KC-30A did certification tests with a B-1 bomber, continuing certification of the boom system on the aircraft.
The drogue system has been in use for years, but the boom is just being certified. They flew tests with multiple aircraft last year, including the
P-8A, F-35, and C-17. Certifications were expected to be complete by the end of last year.
It appears that they're still working on them though, or they're here in the US training. There's currently (Feb 8th) a KC-30A flying south of I-8
in Arizona, near where several A-10s were flying earlier in the day. They're making figure 8 orbits around the area, after landing for a short time