Boeing offers KC-46 for South Korea tanker requirement
Boeing has submitted its response to a request for proposals to supply South Korea’s first in-flight refuelling capability, pitching KC-46 for the four-aircraft deal.
Boeing has previously said international deliveries of the KC-46 could begin in 2018, with its first development example to be flown for the first time later this year, and USAF deliveries to start in 2016.
Airbus officials earlier this month confirmed the company’s intention to contest the South Korean requirement. The nation’s air force already operates its smaller CN235 medium transport. flightglobal