Maureen Dougherty, K-46 vice president and general manager, told Marcus Weisgerber that the company is using a lot of existing software in the commercial arena and in the military arena.
The company is primarily focusing on modifying the software and integrating it into the tanker, she said.
Boeing received the $35 billion contract in February 2011 to make the tanker, which is expected to be able to transfer 1,200 gallons of fuel per minute.
Dougherty added that the company’s labs will start development and testing of boom software and integration of commercial and military software for the tanker.
With the aircraft’s design finished recently, Dougherty added that the KC-46A would be designed to meet both the military’s and the Federal Aviation Administration’s requirements.