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USAF orders more KC-46As

13th January 2021 - 10:40 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Twelve more KC-46A air-to-air refuellers will be produced under latest contract.

Boeing is to manufacture 12 additional KC-46A Pegasus refuelling aircraft for the USAF under a new $1.69 billion Lot 6 production contract from the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center.

The deal, announced by the DoD on 12 January, also includes data, subscriptions and licenses.

Work will be performed in Seattle, Washington, and is expected to be completed by 30 April 2023. 

The KC-46A is designed to refuel all allied and coalition military aircraft compatible with international aerial refuelling procedures. It can also be configured to carry passengers, cargo and patients, according to Shephard Defence Insight.

Boeing had delivered 40 KC-46As by December 2020 out of the 179 ordered by the USAF. 

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