Boeing will build an additional 15 KC-46A Pegasus tankers under a contract awarded by the U.S. Air Force valued at $2.3 billion. To date, Boeing has delivered 76 KC-46As to the USAF and two to the Japan Air Self-Defense Force.

“We appreciate our partnership with the U.S. Air Force, which allows for the expansion of the capacity and capability of the KC-46A fleet,” said Lynn Fox, vice president and KC-46 program manager. “We understand the advantages that KC-46 capabilities give the warfighters, and in the current global environment, we continue to focus our investments on evolving the aircraft for the changing needs of the mission.”