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DELIVERING NATIONAL OBJECTIVES:OPERATING IN AN INCREASINGLY DISRUPTIVE WORLD
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Title: KC-46--Capabilities and Impact on the Warfighter
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KC-46The Air Forces New Air Refueling Aircraft
DISTRIBUTION STATEMENT A. Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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Tankers are key to the U.S. Military Strategy Provide speed, range, and flexibility for global
operations Current KC-135 tanker fleet is over 50 years old
with rising maintenance and supports costs 1st delivery - 1957
The Need for New TankersAir Forces #1 Acquisition Priority
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Program Of Record
179 tankers to begin replacing fleet of 416 aging KC-135 tankers
Multi-role capability air refueling, cargo, passenger and patient transport
Contract award 24 Feb 11 Delivery of 18 tankers by 2017 Production ramp up to 15 tankers per year Production concludes in 2028
KC-46 built in Everett factory, with finishing and final delivery in Wichita, KS
Boeing Program Office located at Everett, WA
Air Force Program Office located at WPAFB, OH Numerous Teammates
DCMA OC-ALC AMC, AETC
Global Logistics Support Center (GLSC) FAA Military Certification Office (MCO) Edwards AFB Responsible Test Organizations (RTO)
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KC-46A is 1st Phase of a 3-Phase Tanker Recap 179 KC-46As Will Replace Less Than Half of Current
Tanker Inventory Aircraft Delivery @ McConnell AFB Begins Q2 FY17
Basing Actions MOB 1 McConnell AFB, KS MOB 2 Pease ANGB, NH MOB 3 Seymour Johnson, NC Announced as Preferred
Location on 29 October 2015 (AFRC Lead) Altus AFB, OK Primary Training Location
All U.S. Main Operating Bases Will Be Active/ARC Associations
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KPP #3: Worldwide Airspace Access (CNS/ATM)
Meets 387 Warfighter Requirements372 Mandatory + 15 Non-Mandatory
Combat Ready Upon Delivery
KPP #4: Cargo & PAX
KPP #9: Multi-Point AR
KPP #8: Survivability--Defensive Systems & Night Ops
KPP #1: Same Sortie Boom & Drogue
KPP #6: Chem/Bio
KPP #2: Range/Offload
KPP #5: Receiver AR
KPP #7: Net-Ready
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Commercial Passenger Airplane
Type Certificate (TC)
Refueling Systems Military Avionics Supplemental Type
Certificate (STC) Military Certification
767-2C Provisioned Freighter
Baseline Non-Military Aircraft Enhanced Flight Deck Freighter (Cargo door & floor) Body Tanks Tanker System Provisions Amended Type Certificate (ATC)
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400 gpm Centerline Drogue System
Aerial Refueling Operator Station
Digital Glass Cockpit
Self Protection Electromagnetic Pulse hardening Chemical / Biological operations LAIRCM & Radar Warning Receiver Cockpit armor
Pratt & Whitney Engines 62K Thrust 120 kVA Generators
Multi-role Capabilities Air Refueling, cargo, passengers, patients Roll-On Beyond-Line-of-Sight (ROBE) capability
1,200 gpm Refueling
Up to 54 Aeromedical Evacuation Patients
Up to 58 Passengers ( 114 for Contingency Operations)
400 gpm Wing Air Refueling Pods
Up to 18 463L Pallets
Additional Crew Seats (8)
Forward Entry Door
Main Cargo Door
Aircraft Equipment Storage
1,200 gpm Modernized fly-by-wire KC-10 Boom
Provides Simultaneous Refueling Capability
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Large 787 multi-functional displays Advanced avionics for worldwide operations Air refueling data displays
High resolution cameras provide 3D visual acuity
185 degree field-of-view Dual Redundant Instructor Station
Fully Digital Glass Cockpit
Air Refueling Operator Station
Flight Deck State of the Art Technology
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Digital Glass Cockpit
Worldwide operations in all civil/military airspace
Large 787 15 diagonal pilot displays Flight and weather data
on both displays VHF, HF, SATCOM
radios capable of voice or data, ACARS and ATC comm TSAS w/Link 16, threat
and warning systems Air refueling operations
viewable from pilot display
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Air Refueling Operator Station
Dual interconnected control sticks Instructor station with
override capability 24 displays with 3D
refueling picture Touchscreen capability Panoramic 185 degree
field-of-view Recordable AR data and
camera system Offload, rate and boom
limits automatically set Offload and receiver data
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Multi-Point System for Simultaneous
Advanced Fly-By-Wire Refueling Boom
Tanker-to-Tanker Air Refueling for Extended Range and Flexibility
Centerline Hose and Drogue Refueling System
Air Refueling Capabilities
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Tail HeightKC-135 419KC-46 - 5210
KC-10 Up to 12 Litters
Tail HeightKC-10 581KC-46 - 5210
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18 Pallet Configuration
10 Pallet / Centerline Configuration
Certified 58 Passenger Configuration
Cargo Seamless integration with Defense
Transportation System 18 463L pallets; 10 pallets in centerline
configuration Integrated roller system Compatible with all USAF loaders
Passenger Configuration FAA certified for 58 passengers; 114 for
contingency operations Palletized seating
Aeromedical Evacuation Configuration 58 patients - 24 Litter / 30 Ambulatory 6-patient integrated capability Onboard emergency oxygen and electrical
58 AE Patient Configuration
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AR Max FuelTravel 1000 NM, 4hr loiter, max offload
Max un-refueled range
KC-46 212,000 lbs 105,000 lbs 16.5 hrs/7,400 NMKC-135 200,000 lbs 105,000 lbs 18.7 hrs/8,300 NMKC-10 340,000 lbs 200,000 lbs 18.3 hrs/8,600 NM
Cargo Max PalletsMax Cargo Load Range w/ max
payloadKC-46 18**/10* 65,000 lbs 10 hrs/4,600 NMKC-135 6* 36,000 lbs 13.5 hrs/6,000 NMKC-10 27**/17 170,000 lbs 7 hrs/3,100 NM
* Centerline Load Pallets ** No Pax
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Threat detection and IR defeating systems (LAIRCM, RF Detection)Cockpit armor Fuel tank protection
Inert Gas System + Self-Sealing Tanks
Electromagnetic pulse protectionChemical, biological operationsSituational awareness
Improved from KC-135 baseline
Increased display information e.g. Threat data & secure data link
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BusinessSustainmentTest & EvaluationTrainingProgram Risks
KC-46 ProgramCharacteristics / Initiatives
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Business Characteristics EMD (Fixed Price Incentive Firm)
Target Cost (TC) proposed by offeror Target Profit = 12% of TC Ceiling Price = 125% of TC Share Ratio = 60/40 (Govt/offeror)
Created appropriate incentive for offeror to control costProduction
Lot 1 (LRIP #1): FFP Target Qty: 7 Variable Qty Range: 4-7 Lot 2 (LRIP #2): FFP Target Qty: 12 Variable Qty Range: 8-15 Lots 3-5: NTE + EPA Target Qty: 15 Variable Qty Range: 9-18 Lots 6-13 : NTE + EPA Target Qty: 15 Variable Qty Range: 12-15
Interim Contractor Support Year 1: FFP # of Bases: 0 Target # of A/C: 0 Year 2: FFP # of Bases: 2 Target # of A/C: 7 Year 3: FFP # of Bases: 3 Target # of A/C: 19 Year 4: FFP # of Bases: 3 Target # of A/C: 38 Year 5: FFP # of Bases: 3 Target # of A/C: 53 Year 6 and Beyond: Organic
Provides AF wide flexibility depending on fiscal environment and operational requirements, with competitive pricing established
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Strategy Leveraging best of commercial and military support prac