Boeing bagged a contract worth approximately $79.5 million to provide equipment for Japan’s KC-46 tanker aircraft.
This modification provides mission essential long lead spares, initial spares, and support equipment for use on the Japan KC-46 aircraft being produced under the basic contract, a U.S. DoD release today said.
The U.S. Air Force awarded Boeing $279 million for the Japan Air Self-Defense Force’s (JASDF) first KC-46A tanker in December 2017. The agreement was completed through the Foreign Military Sale process between the U.S. government and Japan. Japan is now on contract for a total of four KC-46 tankers. Japanese partners produce 16% of the KC-46 airframe structure.
JASDF’s first KC-46 aircraft made its first flight in February 2021.