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Cobham to supply Boeing with aerial refuelling systems for US Air Force KC-46A Tanker Aircraft

Cobham has been selected by Boeing to provide hose and drogue aerial refuelling systems for use on the US Air Force's new KC-46A Tanker Aircraft. These systems will be manufactured by Cobham Mission Equipment at its new specialist air-to-air refuelling facilities in Davenport, Iowa.

The USAF plans to acquire 179 KC-46A tankers from Boeing. Cobham expects to equip each aircraft with a centreline drogue system. Approximately 30 tankers will also be provided with a pair of wing-mounted aerial refuelling pods.

Additional details regarding Cobham's scope of work and potential value will be announced once the contract has been definitised.

Press release issued by Cobham Mission Systems Division on February 25, 2011

 

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Cobham Mission Systems Division Testing Services, Stores Management Systems, Refueling Equipment, Air Refuelling Systems, Fuel Tanks & Systems
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