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The Japanese Air Force ordered new tanker aircraft

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Japan intends to buy three new military tanker aircraft by 2020. According to the portal flightglobal.com, the US Air Force signed a contract with Boeing for the production of the first KC-46 aircraft for Japan.


The Japanese Air Force ordered new tanker aircraft


The purchase of the aircraft will be carried out under the program Foreign Foreign Sales (FMS), so the payer under the contract is the US Air Force. Japan ordered the construction of three KC-46 in 2015 year, and their commissioning is planned before 2020 year. According to the contract, the cost of the first aircraft is $ 279 million.

New military tanker aircraft will complement Japan’s KC-767J fleet of tankers purchased from 2008 to 2010 year.

The KC-767 aircraft was built on the basis of the Boeing 767 airliner, which reduced the cost of the military version of the tanker. Low cost has become one of the important factors winning KC-767 in the tender of the US Department of Defense. After the victory of Boeing in the US Air Force competition, the KC-767 aircraft was renamed the KC-46, reports "Warspot"
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  1. Shura Perm
    Shura Perm 27 December 2017 10: 48 New
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    Either an aircraft carrier, or refuellers ... the Japanese are heavily armed ...
    1. Teberii
      Teberii 27 December 2017 10: 57 New
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      Only the United States benefits from this, so to speak, a game with only one goal.
    2. Megatron
      Megatron 27 December 2017 14: 40 New
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      It is a pity that with a comparable population, their spending on the social sphere is much higher.
  2. seregatara1969
    seregatara1969 27 December 2017 11: 04 New
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    Why refuel kamikaze? they have enough carbine in one end and everything is ok
  3. Sergey53
    Sergey53 27 December 2017 11: 06 New
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    The Japanese were seriously engaged in the formation of their entire army. What is it for?
    1. ventel
      ventel 27 December 2017 12: 43 New
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      You will ask the patriots hurray because they are shouting Kimushka ahead so keep scaring America and Japan with South Korea. And the fact that Japan is rapidly building up its army and navy, and in any scenario of the solution to the North Korean problem, they will not cut the military budget, they cannot understand.