Boeing wins $2.9 billion contract from U.S. Air Force for KC-46 tanker aircraft

EVERETT, Wash. Boeing has won a $2.9 billion contract from the U.S. Air Force for 18 KC-46A tanker aircraft, spares, support equipment, spare engines, and wing air refueling pod kits. With this fourth production lot, Boeing now is under contract to deliver 52 KC-46 tankers.

The KC-46A, says , is a multirole tanker that can refuel all allied and coalition aircraft compatible with international aerial refueling procedures and is capable of carrying passengers, cargo, and patients.

Boeing is assembling the KC-46 aircraft at its Everett, Washington facility.

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