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KC-46A Pegasus  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): October 2017
Maiden Flight: 25 September 2015
Total Production: 179
Total Cost: USD$49 billion
Also Known As: KC-X and NewGen Tanker
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: Boeing*, Cobham, DRS Laurel Technologies, Eaton Corporation, GE Aviation Systems, Goodrich Corporation, Honeywell, Moog Inc., Northrop Grumman, Parker Aerospace, Pratt & Whitney, Raytheon, Rockwell Collins, Spirit AeroSystems, Triumph Aerostructures and Woodward   (*) lead contractor
Parent System: KC-46 Pegasus
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): October 2017
Maiden Flight: 25 September 2015
Total Production: 179
Total Cost: USD$49 billion
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Description: The United States Air Force (USAF) KC-46A Pegasus is a tanker aircraft derived from the Boeing 767 wide-body airliner and has been designed as the replacement for the KC-135 Stratotanker. The aircraft has been designed to meet the USAF's needs for transport of fuel, cargo, passengers and patients. Boeing's NewGen Tanker, now KC-46A, was announced as the winner for the KC-X tanker replacement program on February 24, 2011. The USAF awarded a $3.5 engineering and manufacturing development billion contract to Boeing for18 KC-46A aircraft to be delivered by 2017. The USAF program's scope is to procure up to 179 tankers replacing the aging KC-135s.

The KC-46A Pegasus multi-mission tanker aircraft will be powered by two Pratt & Whiteny PW4062 turbofan engines and . The aircraft will also include state-of-the-art systems, including a digital flight deck featuring Boeing 787 Dreamliner electronic displays and a flight control design philosophy that places aircrews in command rather than allowing computer software to limit combat maneuverability. Besides, the KC-46A will feature an advanced KC-10 boom with an expanded refueling envelope, increased fuel offload rate and fly-by-wire control system.

KC-46A Pegasus Specifications

Number of Engines: 2
Fuel Dispensing Rate: 1,200 gal/min (4,560 l/min)
Fuel Load: 212,000 pound (96 ton)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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KC-46A Pegasus News

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4 Mar 2010 and 11 Oct 2017
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Wednesday, October 11, 2017US Air Force Completes First KC-46A to KC-46A Tanker Refueling
Friday, January 27, 2017US Air Force Orders 15 Lot 3 KC-46 Tanker Aircraft
Wednesday, September 21, 2016FMS: Japan Seeks Four KC-46A Pegasus Air Tanker Aircrafts
Thursday, August 18, 2016US Air Force Orders 19 Additional KC-46 Tanker Aircraft
Boeing Awarded $2.8B for KC-46A Tanker Initial Production
Friday, May 27, 2016Boeing and US Air Force Adjust KC-46 Tanker Schedule
Friday, February 12, 2016KC-46 Tanker Completes Refueling Flight with F/A-18
Sunday, January 24, 2016US Air Force KC-46A Pegasus Tanker Performs First Refueling Flight
Wednesday, October 14, 2015US Air Force First KC-46A Pegasus Deploys its Drogue, Hose and Boom Systems
Friday, September 25, 2015US Air Force First KC-46A Pegasus Tanker Completes its Maiden Flight

Operators & Related Equipment

United States of America179
May 20176

Grand Total 1791
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