U.S. Air Pressure awards contract to Boeing for 12 KC-46A tanker plane

The U.S. Division of Protection and Boeing introduced on Tuesday an settlement value about $1.7 billion for 12 KC-46A tanker plane, rising the fleet to 79 Pegasus tankers.

American plane-maker Boeing was awarded a $1.7 billion contract modification for Lot Six manufacturing of KC-46 Pegasus plane, subscriptions and licenses, and G081 flat file.

“The contract modification offers for the train of an possibility for a further amount of 12 KC-46 plane, knowledge, subscriptions and licenses, and G081 flat file being produced beneath the essential contract,” the Division of Protection stated in an announcement.


Boeing delivered the primary KC-46A to the Air Pressure in January 2019. Since then, Boeing has delivered 42 tankers to 4 totally different bases. The following-generation KC-46 brings new capabilities and operational flexibility to the U.S. Air Pressure and worldwide prospects.

“The investments Boeing is making within the KC-46 in the present day will profit generations of service members,” stated Jamie Burgess, Boeing KC-46 tanker vice chairman and program supervisor. “I imagine the partnership between Boeing and the Air Pressure will even produce extra KC-46 improvements that can carry the warfighter effectively into the longer term.”

Boeing acquired its first two manufacturing tons from the U.S. Air Pressure, for seven and 12 plane, in August 2016. The third lot, for 15 plane, was awarded in January 2017; the fourth lot for 18 plane in September 2018 and the fifth lot for 15 plane in September 2019.

The KC-46A is a multirole tanker designed to refuel allied and coalition navy plane suitable with worldwide aerial refueling procedures. It’s additionally outfitted to hold passengers, cargo and sufferers on any mission at any time.

Boeing is assembling KC-46A plane at its Everett, Wash. facility the place it additionally continues manufacturing of the KC-46 tanker for Japan.

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