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Boeing Awarded Contract for 12 More KC-46 Tankers
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Boeing Awarded Contract for 12 More KC-46 Tankers

New tanker contract brings the number of U.S. Air Force orders to 79 EVERETT, WA (STL.News) This week the U.S. Air Force awarded Boeing [NYSE: BA] a $1.7 billion contract for 12 KC-46A tanker aircraft.  With this sixth production lot, Boeing is now on contract for 79 KC-46A tankers. The company delivered the first KC-46A to the Air Force in January 2019.  Since then, Boeing has delivered 42 tankers to four different bases.  The next-generation KC-46 brings new capabilities and operational flexibility to the U.S. Air Force and international customers. “The investments Boeing is making in the KC-46 today will benefit generations of service members,” said Jamie Burgess, Boeing KC-46 tanker vice president and program manager.  “I believe the partnership between Boeing and the Air Force ...