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    The USAF KC-46 tanker program

    JohninMK
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    Post  JohninMK on Thu Apr 30, 2020 1:52 am

    Maybe a solution in sight, if you have binoculars Smile Should have bought the proven Airbus 330

    Steve Trimble
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    This pushes Boeing pretty close to a $5 billion cost overrun on the fixed-price $4.9 billion contract in 2011. The original contract price was $4.4 billion, but the terms required the Air Force to cover the first $500 million of any extra costs. Boeing has covered the rest.

    Brian Everstine
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    Plan includes new 4k cameras, new HD screens for the boom operator, laser range finder, augmented reality. Boeing at the time wouldn't give cost estimate, USAF said zero additional cost to taxpayer. Fielding in 2023


    https://www.airforcemag.com/usaf-boeing-reach-plan-to-replace-kc-46s-problematic-remote-vision-system/
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    Post  kvs on Thu Apr 30, 2020 2:04 am

    JohninMK wrote:Maybe a solution in sight, if you have binoculars Smile   Should have bought the proven Airbus 330

    Steve Trimble
    @TheDEWLine
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    5h
    This pushes Boeing pretty close to a $5 billion cost overrun on the fixed-price $4.9 billion contract in 2011. The original contract price was $4.4 billion, but the terms required the Air Force to cover the first $500 million of any extra costs. Boeing has covered the rest.

    Brian Everstine
    @beverstine
    Plan includes new 4k cameras, new HD screens for the boom operator, laser range finder, augmented reality. Boeing at the time wouldn't give cost estimate, USAF said zero additional cost to taxpayer. Fielding in 2023


    https://www.airforcemag.com/usaf-boeing-reach-plan-to-replace-kc-46s-problematic-remote-vision-system/

    All those upgrades are pennies compared to millions of dollars. Project delays and cost overruns such as these are sure sign of corruption.


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