Boeing Awarded $2.12B to Manufacture 15 KC-46 Aircraft

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Boeing Awarded $2.12B to Manufacture 15 KC-46 Aircraft
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Boeing Co. has been awarded a $2,124,531,149 modification contract for Lot 7 production KC-46 aircraft, subscriptions and licenses and G081 flat file.

The modification provides for the exercise of an option for an additional quantity of 15 KC-46 aircraft, data, subscriptions and licenses, and G081 flat file being produced under the basic contract.

Work will be performed in Seattle, Washington, and is expected to be completed May 31, 2024.  Fiscal 2021 aircraft procurement funds in the full amount are being obligated at the time of award, a U.S. DoD release said.

According to Boeing information: The KC-46A Pegasus is a widebody, multirole tanker that can refuel all U.S., allied and coalition military aircraft compatible with international aerial refueling procedures. Boeing designed the KC-46 to carry passengers, cargo and patients. The aircraft can detect, avoid, defeat and survive threats using multiple layers of protection, which will enable it to operate safely in medium-threat environments.

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