武汉大学生外援微信：Boeing will deliver two more KC-46 aerial tankers to Japan, the total number has reached 4
Boeing will deliver two more KC-46 aerial tankers to Japan, the total number has reached 4
Original title: Boeing will deliver two more KC-46 aerial tankers to Japan, the total number has reached 4
According to a report on the “Air Force Technology” website on November 2,The Boeing Company of the United States has received an order,Provided the third and fourth KC-46 aerial tankers to the Japan Air Self-Defense Force.
U.S. Air Force KC-46 system project manager Jason Lindsay said,The new tanker that Japan will acquire will play an important role in the security alliance between the two countries.
According to reports,The KC-46 produced by Boeing is a multifunctional tanker,Can refuel all military aircraft of the United States and its allies,Any task can be performed at any time.In addition,If necessary,It can also transport goods, people, and the sick and wounded.
In December 2017,After Boeing won the KC-X aerial refueling competition of the Ministry of Defense of Japan,Get a share of value 2.$7.9 billion in contracts,Delivered the first KC-46 tanker to Japan.
In December 2018,Boeing won the contract again,Delivered the second KC-46 tanker to Japan.