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KC-46A Pegasus  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 25 January 2019
Maiden Flight: 25 September 2015
Total Production: 181
Unitary Cost: USD$279 million
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): 25 January 2019
Maiden Flight: 25 September 2015
Total Production: 180
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

There are 33 news between
4 Mar 2010 and 3 Mar 2020
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Tuesday, March 3, 2020FMS: Israel Requests Sale of Eight KC-46A Aerial Refueling Aircraft
Friday, September 27, 2019US Air Force Orders 15 Additional KC-46 Tankers under Lot 5 Production Contract
Tuesday, September 24, 2019Boeing Orders ALR-69A Radar Warners for KC-46 Tankers Through 2025
Monday, April 29, 2019US Air Force Places KC-46 Tanker Combat Capability Contract
Friday, January 25, 2019US Air Force Takes Delivery of First Two KC-46A Tanker Aircaft
Thursday, January 10, 2019US Air Force Accepts First Boeing KC-46A Pegasus Tanker Aircraft
Thursday, December 6, 2018Japan Orders an Additional KC-46A Tanker Aircraft
Monday, September 10, 2018US Air Force Places Order for 18 Lot 4 KC-46 Tanker Aircraft
Tuesday, September 4, 2018US Air Force KC-46 Tanker Completes FAA Certification
Friday, July 13, 2018US Air Force KC-46 Tanker Passes Flight Testing and is Ready for Delivery

Operators & Related Equipment

Aircraft (1) ordered in December 2017 and a second one in December 2018
United States of America179
May 20176

Grand Total 1812
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