Boeing awarded contract for 15 KC-46A tankers

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 30 (Xinhua) -- Boeing announced on Monday that the company was awarded a 2.3 billion U.S. dollars contract for the ninth production lot of 15 KC-46A Pegasus tanker aircraft by the U.S. Air Force.

To date, 128 KC-46A Pegasus are on contract with the U.S. Air Force, with 68 delivered, Boeing said.

Boeing said it builds KC-46A aircraft on the 767 production line in Everett, Washington state, supported by a supplier network of about 37,000 American workers employed by more than 650 businesses throughout more than 40 U.S. states.

Boeing is on contract for 138 KC-46A Pegasus tankers globally, the company said.

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