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Boeing offers KC-46 for South Korea tanker requirement

 

30 Jun 2014 By: Craig Hoyle - FG

 

Boeing has submitted its response to a request for proposals to supply South Korea’s first in-flight refuelling capability, pitching the 767-based KC-46 for the four-aircraft deal.

In development for the US Air Force, which plans to acquire 179 examples via its KC-X tanker programme, the KC-46 could support Seoul’s Boeing F-15K strike aircraft and Lockheed Martin F-16C fighters if selected, along with its Korea Aerospace Industries TA-50s and future 60 Lockheed Martin F-35s. It also would provide “the ability to operate seamlessly with the US Air Force during combat and humanitarian relief operations”, the company adds.

 

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