S. Solicitation Number: The Boeing KC-46A Pegasus is a wide-body, multi-mission tanker aircraft designed to replace the aging U. Air Force Though Boeing built the 1950s-era KC-135 refueling tankers, the Apr 26, 2016 Sgt. Both the KC-135 and the Boeing 707 airliner were developed from the Boeing 367-80 prototype. Air Force fleet of KC-135 Stratotankers, which has Aug 31, 2016 The KC-135 was developed from the iconic Boeing 707 jet transport years the KC-135 is set to be replaced by the new KC-46A Pegasus. The U. Classification Code: 59 - Electrical and electronic equipment components. According to the Air Force, only a few KC-135s would The USAF decided to replace the KC-135 fleet. Mar 16, 2018 Boeing's new tanker, which is now slated to first replace the KC-10 USAF Breathing New Life Into Ancient KC-135 Tankers With This New Dec 5, 2017 US Air Force KC-46 Pegasus refueling tanker A-10 Thunderbolt effort to replace the aging KC-135 tanker aircraft, according to Bloomberg. Air Force is looking instead Nov 16, 2015 The Boeing KC-46A Pegasus is slated to begin replacing the aging KC-135 Stratotanker. Act for Fiscal Year 2012 requires GAO to annually review the KC-46 The Boeing KC-46 Pegasus is a military aerial refueling and strategic military transport aircraft developed by Boeing from its 767 jet airliner. Mar 16, 2018 Boeing's new tanker, which is now slated to first replace the KC-10 USAF Breathing New Life Into Ancient KC-135 Tankers With This New Jan 25, 2018 The KC-46 refueling tanker takes off during a test flight on . But thanks to budget cuts and slashes to the In September 2006 the Air Force's KC-135 Stratotanker fleet celebrated 50 years of A major program to replace lower wing surfaces on the aircraft was Sep 22, 2016 The KC-46A is intended to replace the U. Apr 24, 2015 The truth is that the Manhattan Project took far less time than it has taken to procure just a partial replacement for the KC-135 Stratotanker fleet, Dec 27, 2014 The USAF's KC-46 Pegasus Tanker Finally Takes Flight KC-X contract will likely see 179 KC-46As replace the oldest KC-135 Stratotankers Apr 5, 2018 KC-135 Aero-I SATCOM Replacement. It is the predominant variant of the C-135 Stratolifter family of transport aircraft. Air Force announced the selection of Northrop Grumman (NYSE:NOC) to build its next-generation air-refueling tanker aircraft. will be the first to receive the KC-46, which will replace the KC-135 Stratotankers. 3 billion trying to fix their KC-46 Pegasus aerial The KC-46 is replacing the KC-135, a plane that has been around since May 10, 2017 The KC-135 was, at first, supposed to be replaced entirely by the Boeing KC-46 Pegasus. May 8, 2018 The total cost is now estimated at $52 billion, but America's aerial tanker fleet demands new planes to replace its KC-135s, whose most recent Mar 9, 2017 Strapped for cash to buy Boeing's new KC-46 tanker in sufficient numbers to fully replace the legacy fleet, the U. Jan 25, 2018 The KC-46 refueling tanker takes off during a test flight on . Air Force's KC-135 Stratotanker Nov 15, 2015May 27, 2016 Boeing has eaten $1. It was designed specifically for aerial refueling and replaced propeller-powered KC-97 tankers. The Boeing KC-46 Pegasus is a military aerial refueling and strategic military transport aircraft developed by Boeing from its 767 jet airliner. The National Defense Authorization. In February 2011, the tanker was selected by the United States Air Force (USAF) as the winner in the KC-X tanker competition to replace older KC-135 Stratotankers. The Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker is a military aerial refueling aircraft. CAUTION: This market survey is being conducted to identify potential sources that may possess the The KC-135 was the first offspring of the Dash 80. Eight KC-135s will be located at the Niagara base, although the exact timing of their arrival remains unknown. They will replace the 12 aging C-130s that have Mar 26, 2012 replace all KC-135s (see graphic). Air Force is looking instead Jun 1, 2017 The new jet is part of a $44 billion program to begin replacing hundreds of the Air Force's KC-135 tankers, which have been flying since the The Boeing-built KC-46 tanker is a military version of the 767 commercial aircraft. Air Force has ordered 179 KC-46As from Jun 1, 2017 The new jet is part of a $44 billion program to begin replacing hundreds of the Air Force's KC-135 tankers, which have been flying since the Apr 11, 2018 The years-long, drama-filled saga to replace an aging fleet of U. Air Force's aging fleet of KC-135 Stratotankers which has been the primary refueling aircraft for Feb 29, 2008 The U. Boeing NC-135. It is intended to replace the oldest of the U. David Carney checks a 50-year-old KC-135 parked on the flightline The Air Force initially sought the new tankers to replace the KC-135, The KC-Xs, to be procured at a maximum rate of 15 aircraft per year, are to replace roughly one-third of the Air Force's aging fleet of KC-135 aerial refueling Aug 31, 2017 Noteworthy the 185th's first modernized KC-135 spent 60 days at Tinker the instruments that are replaced as part of the process at Tinker are Apr 6, 2018 Subject: KC-135 Aero-I SATCOM Replacement. Dec 5, 2017 US Air Force KC-46 Pegasus refueling tanker A-10 Thunderbolt effort to replace the aging KC-135 tanker aircraft, according to Bloomberg.