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Tanker Doping to Arm Wrestling in Pasific 22 September, 2016

Under the US Foreign Military Sales programme, Japan received approval of US State Department for the procurement of four KC-46A aerial refuelling aircraft. Including one additional spare Pratt &Whitney PW4062 turbofan engine, the contract amount was estimated as $ 1.9 billion. The deal also covers AN/ARC-210 radios, APX-119 identification friend or foe transponders, repair parts, engineering, technical assistance, training resources, publications, depot maintenance, contractor representative support, flight test and certification, and logistics services. US Defence Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) stated that each KC-46A will be installed with Raytheon's ALR-69A radar warning receiver, and Northrop Grumman's AN/AAQ-24(V) large aircraft infrared countermeasures (LAIRCM) system. The considerably new refuelling aircraft project, Boeing KC-46 Pegasus, is developed specifically for US Air force and made its maiden flight on 15 September 2015. Expected to be delivered to USAF by 2018, the tanker is not yet included in their inventory.

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