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Boeing contracted for more KC-46 tankers

1st October 2019 - 09:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


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Boeing has been awarded $2.63 billion for Lot 5 production aircraft, initial spares, and support equipment for the Us Air Force's KC-46 tanker/transport programme. 

The contract modification exercises an option for an additional 15 KC-46A Pegasus aircraft, plus data, two spare engines, five wing refuelling pod kits, initial spares, and support equipment.

Work will be performed in Seattle, Washington, and is expected to be completed by March 2023.

FY17 aircraft procurement funds of $113 million, FY18 aircraft procurement funds of $363.1 million, and FY19 aircraft procurement funds of $2.2 billion were allocated at the time of award.

The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center based at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio is the contracting activity for the award. 

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