Boeing has been awarded a $288 million contract for one KC-46A aircraft for Japan.
The face value is not-to-exceed $19.7 million. This contract provides for non-recurring engineering, integrated logistics support and one KC-46A aircraft modified to the Japan foreign military sales (FMS) configuration, the US department of defense said in a statement Friday.
The Japan’s Air Self-Defense Force plans to acquire four new KC-46A aerial refueling aircraft for $1.9 billion in September 2016. The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency had approved a sale of four aircraft along with one additional spare PW4062 engine. Each aircraft will be delivered with GPS capability and defensive systems installed plus spares, to include: Raytheon’s ALR-69A Radar Warning Receiver (RWR), Raytheon’s Miniaturized Airborne GPS Receiver (MAGR) 2000 to provide GPS Selective Availability AntiSpoofing Module SAASM capability, and Northrop Grumman’s AN/AAQ-24(V) Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures (LAIRCM) system.
Work is expected to be completed by Feb. 28, 2021.
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Japans Ministry of Defense has disclosed that the cost for two batteries of the Aegis Ashore missile interception system it intends to procure from the United States is over 200 billion yen (US$ 1.7 Billion) which will be added to the national budget from fiscal 2019 onwards
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Boeing is planning to deliver the first KC-46 tanker aircraft by year end even as they are in preparation for the start of Initial Operational Test and Evaluation work next year. According to United States federal documents published last month, the first delivery could come as early as the middle of November to McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita
The US Air Force has won a $2.8 billion worth contract to Boeing for additional 18 KC-46 tankers, the Department of defense announced Monday
Boeing may prevent Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) from converting used 767 aircraft to in-flight refueling tankers configuration for the Israeli Air Force (IAF), according to a report by
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