Boeing Targets F-35 Users for Future KC-46A Sales

Boeing is targeting current and future operators of the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) as it looks to secure additional customers for its KC-46A Pegasus tanker. Speaking at the company's St Louis facility in Missouri, Matt Carreon, director of International Sales Commercial Derivative Aircraft, said that operators of...

Boeing is targeting current and future operators of the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) as it looks to secure additional customers for its KC-46A Pegasus tanker.

Boeing is looking to add to its US and Japanese customers for the KC-46A by pursuing current and future F-35 operators. (Boeing)
Boeing is looking to add to its US and Japanese customers for the KC-46A by pursuing current and future F-35 operators. (Boeing)

Speaking at the company's St Louis facility in Missouri, Matt Carreon, director of International Sales Commercial Derivative Aircraft, said that operators of the fifth-generation fighter that may be part of an international tanking consortia, but which do not have their own national assets, would be prime candidates.

"We are having discussions with […] countries that don't currently have [tanking] assets, especially F-35 customers that don't now have their own dedicated national tankers.

Source: www.janes.com