Saturday, 28 January 2017

Boeing lands a $2.1bn USAF contract for 15 KC-46A multirole tanker aircraft

The U.S. Air Force yesterday Jna. 27, 2017, awarded Boeing $2.1 billion for 15 KC-46A tanker aircraft, spare engines and wing air refueling pod kits, the US-based defense giant announced on its website. This order is the third low-rate initial production lot for Boeing. The first two came in August 2016 and included seven and 12 planes, respectively, as well as spare parts. 
A KC-46 Pegasus took to the skies for its first flight at Paine Field in Everett, Wa., Sept. 25, 2015
(Credit: USAF/Jet Fabara)
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