Air Force Awards Boeing $1.7 Billion for KC-46A Tankers Written 14 January 2021


A KC-46A refuels a B-2 Spirit over California, April 2019. | USAF/Wikipedia; public domain

IHS Jane’s 360 reports that the US Air Force has awarded The Boeing Company $1.7 billion “for Lot 6 production of the KC-46A Pegasus tanker-transport aircraft.” According to DOD, “the contract covers 12 aircraft and will be complete by 30 April 2023.” Boeing is “now under contract for 79 of the 179 tankers included in the USAF’s KC-X procurement programme, comprising seven aircraft in Lot 1; 12 in Lot 2; 15 in Lot 3; 18 in Lot 4; 15 in Lot 5; and 12 in Lot 6.” The company has already delivered 42 of the aircraft on order.
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