As many as four KC-46A air refueling tankers are ready for delivery to the McConnell Air Force Base with the United States Air Force (USAF) giving its acceptance to the first KC-46A Pegasus tanker aircraft.
Delivery process of four subsequent aircraft destined for Oklahoma’s Altus Air Force Base will commence beginning as early as next month, the company said in statement Thursday.
During extensive flight testing, six KC-46 completed more than 3,800 flight hours and offloaded more than four million pounds of fuel to A-10, B-52, C-17, KC-10, KC-135, KC-46, F-15E, F-16 and F/A-18 aircraft. The Pegasus has been rigorously tested throughout all aspects of the refueling envelope and in all conditions, including day, night and covert, a Boeing Statement said yesterday.
Boeing is on contract for 52 of an expected 179 tankers for the Air Force. Beyond the first aircraft that was accepted today, nine aircraft are undergoing customer acceptance testing with the remaining aircraft of the contracted amount in production.
Boeing and Raytheon have been awarded two United States (US) Navy contracts, worth $16.4 million combined, for P-8A maritime surveillance aircraft support effort, the US Department of Defense said in a statement Wednesday
Boeing has experienced a decline in deliveries of its defense products in 2018 compared to the previous two years. The company delivered 17 F/A-18 fighter jets in 2018 in comparison to 25 and 23 units in 2016 and 2017 respectively
Boeing will upgrade all 17 Spanish CH-47D Chinook helicopters to the F-model configuration. The upgrade will include digital automatic flight control system, common avionics architecture system and advanced cargo handling, the company said in a statement Thursday
Bell-Boeing has won a $23 million United States (US) Navy contract to support ongoing flight test and evaluation of the V-22 Osprey test military aircraft. Work will be performed at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland (90 percent); and Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Arizona (10 percent), and is expected to be completed in December 2018
Boeing has won a $2.46 billion United States (US) Navy modification contract to supply 19 more P-8A aircraft for the US Navy and government of United Kingdom (UK) and Norway
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