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Initial Operational Capability (IOC):
Also Known As: KC-X and NewGen Tanker
Origin: United States of America
, DRS Laurel Technologies
, Eaton Corporation
, GE Aviation Systems
, Goodrich Corporation
, Moog Inc.
, Northrop Grumman
, Parker Aerospace
, Pratt & Whitney
, Rockwell Collins
, Spirit AeroSystems
, Triumph Aerostructures
(*) lead contractor
Parent System: KC-46 Pegasus
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2017
Total Production: 179
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 27 Mar 2012
Tuesday, March 27, 2012Pratt & Whitney and Boeing Sign Engine Contract to Power US Air Force's KC-46A TankerFriday, February 3, 2012US Air Force Announces Proposed Force Structure ChangesWednesday, June 22, 2011Boeing Names KC-46A Tanker SuppliersSunday, June 19, 2011ALR-69A Digital Radar Warning Receiver Selected for US Air Force KC-46A TankerMonday, February 28, 2011GE Aviation Secures Systems on KC-46A Tanker for United States Air ForceThursday, February 24, 2011US Air Force Announces Next Tanker AircraftBoeing KC-46A Selected as Replacement for USAF KC-135 Refueling TankerFriday, March 5, 2010Boeing Selects Pratt & Whitney PW4062 Engine to Power its NewGen TankerThursday, March 4, 2010Boeing Unveils NewGen Tanker for US Air Force KC-X Program
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