Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Topic: tanker

UAE orders more European multirole tanker aircraft

European aircraft manufacturer Airbus said Sunday that the United Arab Emirates Air Force & Air Defence has formally ordered two additional Airbus A330 Multirole Tanker Transport (MRTT) aircraft increasing the country’s...

First Japanese KC-46 Pegasus aircraft arrive on home soil

The first KC-46A midair refueling aircraft ordered by Japan has arrived at Yonago-Miho Air Basem on 29 October 2021. The KC-46A Pegasus, manufactured by aerospace giant Boeing, will...

U.S. Navy aerial refueling drone refuels F-35 for the first time

The U.S. Navy announced Tuesday that the service in partnership with Boeing has successfully carried out aerial refueling of F-35 fighter jet using an unmanned aircraft for...

New U.S. Air Force tanker reaches 5000-sortie milestone

The U.S. Air Force has announced that its high-tech KC-46A refueling tanker reached the 5000 sortie milestone. According to a press release issued Thursday by Air Mobility Command...

Top U.S. Navy chief visits MQ-25 aerial refueling drone production line

The U.S. Navy is closely following the developments of its newest carrier-based unmanned aircraft, the MQ-25 aerial refueler, that will allow for better use of combat strike...

Boeing receives $79.4M for support for Japanese KC-46A tankers

American plane-maker Boeing has won a sole-source, $79,4 million deal for KC-46A long-lead spares, initial spares and support equipment from the U.S. Air Force Life Cycle Management...

Pentagon: Boeing gets $2,1 billion for additional KC-46 refueling tankers

The U.S. Department of Defense said Wednesday that Boeing has been awarded a $2,1 modification to a previous contract for Lot 7 production KC-46 aircraft. Boeing Co. has...

U.S. Air Force awards contract to Boeing for 12 KC-46A tanker aircraft

The U.S. Department of Defense and Boeing announced on Tuesday an agreement worth about $1.7 billion for 12 KC-46A tanker aircraft, growing the fleet to 79 Pegasus...

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