Japan to Acquire Second KC-46A Tanker

Japan to Acquire Second KC-46A Tanker 10 December, 2018

apan has signed for the second of four Boeing KC-46A Pegasus tanker aircraft it plans to field from 2020.

A Foreign Military Sale (FMS) contract for a single aircraft for Japan was announced by the US Department of Defence (DoD) on 6 December, following the award of the first aircraft in December 2017. While that first award included support and was valued at USD279 million, this latest contract is for the aircraft only and is valued at USD159 million.

The first KC-46A is due to be delivered to the Japan Air Self-Defence Force (JASDF) in 2020, with this second aircraft to follow by 30 June 2021.

Work will be performed in Seattle and is expected to be completed by June 30, 2021.

This modification involves foreign military sales to Japan. Total cumulative face value of the contract is $449,375,855.

Platforms developed in 1995 in accordance with JASDF needs. These aircrafts are serving in the Japan inventory under the name of KC-767. KC-767s can transport 112.578 litres of fuel and can operate in a range of 12.200 kilometres.

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