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Second Boeing KC-767 tanker for Italy enters service

The second of four Boeing aerial refueling tankers for the Italian Air Force has been put into service. The event was marked by a public ceremony in Rome Tuesday.

The KC-767 tankers were delivered Dec. 29 and March 10.

The tankers were modified in Wichita and flown to the Italian air base at Pratica di Mare.They are built for aerial refueling and transport and will increase Italy's military capability, Boeing officials said.

They can carry all passengers, all cargo or a combination of passengers and cargo.