Air Force awards Boeing KC-46 post-production contract worth up to $5.7B 

By Courtney Albon / April 30, 2019 at 9:59 AM

The Air Force on Monday awarded Boeing a contract worth up to $5.7 billion for future KC-46 tanker upgrades.

The 10-year contract, dubbed Pegasus Combat Capability (PC2), would cover a slew of post-production efforts, including capability enhancements and Federal Aviation Administration-mandated upgrades. The service obligated an initial $9 million at the time of the award.

It’s unclear which projects might be included as part of the contract, and the Air Force did not immediately provide details on that initial work. The service is considering a slew of capability upgrades as part of a long-term modernization plan and contracted with Boeing last summer to help develop a roadmap for future technology integration.

The service is also working with Boeing to incorporate changes to the tanker’s boom and remote vision system. The Air Force has said it will pay for the boom fix, and that funding may be included in the contract action. Boeing will cover the cost of the RVS upgrade.