A Boeing KC-46 aircraft refuels a Boeing F-16 fighter jet.

USAF Orders New Boeing Refueling Aircraft

Sept. 4, 2022
A $2.2-billion contract modification covers production costs and other factors for 15 more KC-46A refueling/transport jets, to be completed by 2025.

Boeing has drawn a $2.2-billion U.S. Air Force contract modification for an additional 15 KC-46A aircraft, including data, subscriptions, and licenses, as outlined under a previously agreed contract. The new order represents Production Lot 8 under the terms of the original order.

The KC-46 is a military aerial refueling and strategic military transport aircraft, developed by Boeing and based on the twin-engine, wide-body platform long occupied by the 767 passenger jet program.

Work on the new order will be carried out by Boeing in Seattle, to be completed by November 30, 2025.

In addition, the U.S. Dept. of Defense awarded a $927.5-million contract to Boeing for four KC-46A aircraft for the Israeli Air Force. The same contract covers non-recurring engineering design and testing for the Remote Vision System 2.0 and the Air Refueling Operator Station 2.0 mission equipment, and installation, pre-delivery integrated logistics support, and technical publications for that technology.