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Boeing receives contract for fourth KC-46A lot

13th September 2018 - 14:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Boeing has received a $2.9 billion contract from the US Air Force to deliver 18 additional KC-46A tanker aircraft with spares, support equipment, spare engines and wing air refuelling pod kits, the company announced on 10 September.

With this fourth production lot contract, Boeing is now on contract for total 52 KC-46 tankers. Boeing received its first two production lots, for seven and 12 aircraft, in August 2016. The third lot, for 15 aircraft, was awarded in January 2017.

The KC-46A is a multirole tanker that can refuel all allied and coalition military aircraft compatible with international aerial refuelling procedures and can carry passengers, cargo and patients.

Tanker deliveries are expected to begin later in 2018.

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