Aerial Refueling Tanker Contract


The Department of Defense announced it would award the $35 billion U.S. Air Force KC-X aerial refueling tanker contract to Boeing.

For information regarding the announcement and the competition for the contract see below:        

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) today announced that the Air Force will accept the Boeing KC-46A, soon bringing the tanker to McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita:

“I am pleased that the KC-46A will finally be coming home to McConnell Air Force Base. The Airmen at McConnell have a global reach in refueling missions and with the arrival of the KC-46A, McConnell will continue to be the nation’s ‘Super Tanker’ base for years to come. The Air Force has made significant investments in McConnell to make certain it is ready to receive the KC-46A and to prepare for the arrival, and we look forward to integrating this strategic asset into the Air Capital of the World.”

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Sen. Moran joined a bipartisan coalition of senators today to support jobs for Kansas workers in the competition to build the next generation of Air Force refueling tankers. The competition for the tanker contract is entering its final stretch, and a decision could be announced in a matter of days or weeks.