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The Range | June 19, 2020

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U.S. Air Force
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A Boeing KC-46 tanker, one of the defense programs Spirit AeroSystems works on at its facility in Wichita.

Spirit AeroSystems wants to more than double its defense work — a strategy that's been in the works but is more important now that commercial aviation has taken such a hit.

This week on The Range, we talk to an aviation and defense expert about why the company's goal could be doable.

We also head to Yoder, where the owner of a hardware store is keeping things distinctly, and deliberately, behind the times.