Israel to buy 8 Boeing KC-46

The U.S. State Department has given the green light for Israel Air Force to buy eight Boeing KC-46 aerial-refueling tankers at an estimated cost of $2.4 billion to replace its venerable Boeing KC-707.

If a contract is solidified, Israel would become the second international customer (afterJapan) for the Boeing tanker, which was first delivered to the U.S. Air Force last year.

Israel has requested to buy up to eight KC-46s, 17 PW4062 engines for those aircraft, and a suite of communications gear, transponders, spare parts, support equipment and contractor support necessary to establish a maintenance enterprise and perform work on the aircraft, according to a Defense Security Cooperation Agency news release.

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