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Boeing: order by Usaf for additional KC-46A Tanker aircraft

Valued at USD 2.3 billion

Boeing will build an additional 15 KC-46A Pegasus tanker aircraft under a Lot 10 contract awarded by the US Air Force valued at $2.3 billion. One hundred fifty-three KC-46A multi-mission aerial refuelers are now on contract globally, providing advanced capability advantages for the joint force and allies.

With a supplier network of about 37,000 American workers employed by more than 650 businesses throughout more than 40 US States, the combat-proven KC-46A is transforming the role of the tanker for the 21st century.

From aerial refuelling, cargo and passenger transportation, aeromedical evacuation support, and data connectivity at the tactical edge, the KC-46A Pegasus has already been called a “game changer” for its ability to transmit and exchange data, enabling rapid air mobility, global reach and Agile Combat Employment.

Earlier this year, the Air Force awarded Boeing a Block 1 upgrade contract, adding more advanced communications capabilities to enhance the aircraft’s data connectivity and situational awareness.

To date, the company has delivered 76 KC-46As to the US Air Force and two to the Japan Air Self-Defense Force.

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