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The Air Force agreed to accept deliveries of KC-46 aircraft last January after a two-year impasse on the condition that
The Air Force agreed to pay for redesigning and installing a new telescope actuator for the KC-46 refueling boom, and Boeing agreed to finance the redesign and installation of a compliant remote vision system.
Boeing received the $55.5 million contract on Aug. 2 to complete the critical design review of system-level hardware and software for the telescope actuator redesign.
The original design of the component met the Air Force’s requirements, but those specifications produced too much force for relatively lightweight receiver aircraft, such as the A-10.
As of June, the Air Force expected Boeing to deliver within a few months proposals for redesigning the remote vision system for the KC-46.
Will Roper, the assistant Air Force secretary for acquisition, has described the design of the existing system as fundamentally flawed. In his opinion, Boeing’s three-camera layout, which features two outboard-canted cameras, creates a distorted picture that cannot be resolved by software-enabled image processing. Boeing has disagreed that the outward-canted cameras present an unsolvable design problem.
Discussions between the Air Force and Boeing on the redesign remain ongoing.
The Air Force awarded Boeing a $4.9 billion fixed-price development contract for the KC-46 in February 2011, but delays caused by a series of technical glitches has caused Boeing to spend another $3.5 billion.
Boeing plans to deliver 179 KC-46As through fiscal 2027 to replace the retiring KC-10 fleet and the first tranche of aging KC-135s.
The Air Force on Aug. 2 awarded Boeing $55.5 million for continued work on the KC-46’s refueling boom to address a
The contract covers “system-level hardware and software critical design review of the boom telescope actuator redesign,” with work expected to be completed in February 2021, according to a Defense Department
Currently, the KC-46’s boom is not sensitive enough to disengage from slower aircraft like the A-10—meaning that as of now, the Pegasus is not refueling Warthogs.
Boeing is redesigning the boom to meet changes to the Air Force’s requirements.
The Air Force is footing the bill to fix the boom, while Boeing is on the hook for
mid-band part if you know what I'm saying (and if you don't, please don't say anything LOL)US defense contractor Raytheon has delivered the first next generation jammer mid-band engineering and manufacturing development pod to the US Navy to begin ground and aircraft integration testing.
Raytheon will deliver 15 EMD pods for mission systems testing and qualification as well as 14 aeromechanical pods for airworthiness certification.
NGJ-MB is a high-capacity and power airborne electronic attack weapon system for the EA-18G Growler. It will protect air forces by denying, degrading and disrupting threat radars and communication devices.
“The first NGJ-MB pod is out the door,” said Stefan Baur, vice president of Raytheon Electronic Warfare Systems. “We are one step closer to extending the navy’s jamming range and capability. Delivery of this pod will allow for the initial verification of ground procedures, mass properties, aircraft installation, and built in test checks in preparation for future chamber and flight test.”
Additionally, in the third quarter of 2019, Raytheon will utilize a prime power generation capability pod installed on a commercial Gulfstream aircraft for power generation flight testing and risk reduction efforts in support of the initial flight clearance process.
The Problem still would have been there only it would be Airbus getting paid for it.If only they went with Airbus for the tanker.