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Boeing gets $2.9B contract for more KC-46 tankers

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Boeing’s KC-46 tanker is built to refuel military airplanes in flight. (Boeing Photo)

The U.S. Air Force today awarded Boeing a $2.9 billion contract for 18 more KC-46A tanker aircraft and associated equipment, bringing the total number of tankers on contract to 52.  The report comes as Boeing is preparing to make its first deliveries of the 767-based aircraft, which are being built at the company’s plant in Everett, Wash.

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