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Air Force Acquires Three More KC-46 Tankers From Boeing

Air Force Acquires Three More KC-46 Tankers From Boeing - top government contractors - best government contracting event
Jeff Brody

The U.S. Air Force received an additional three KC-46A Pegasus refueling tankers from Boeing last week following a delivery pause due to foreign objects discovered on the aircraft, Air Force magazine reported Monday.

Two KC-46 aircraft flew from Boeing's field in Seattle, Wash. to Altus Air Force Base in Oklahoma while the third Pegasus tanker flew to McConnell AFB in Kansas, the latter also having received the first of the service's KC-46 fleet in January.

“I'm very satisfied that they've treated this seriously,“ noted Will Roper, assistant secretary of the Air Force for acquisition, technology and logistics and 2019 Wash100 winner.

Boeing previously announced plans to supply 36 KC-46 aircraft to the Air Force by the end of the year and has delivered 11 tankers to the service to date.

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