Leonia, N.J., Nov. 2016 – Kulite was selected by Boeing to provide a suite of three pressure transducers and four pressure switches for the KC-46A Pegasus tanker. The new tanker is a military refueling aircraft derived from the Boeing 767 that is being built for the United States Air Force to replace its existing KC- 135 fleet. A total of 50 parts per ship set are used in various areas of the tanker’s fuel system, which requires the devices to be intrinsically safe and highly accurate.
Following a successful series of refueling flight tests earlier this year, the KC-46 program received Milestone C approval in August 2016, which cleared Boeing to begin production. Boeing was awarded $2.8B for low rate initial production of 19 KC-46A tankers, with the first delivery expected in late 2017. To date, Kulite has delivered 18 ship sets of production hardware to Boeing and continues to ship at a rate of two ship sets per month to meet initial production demands. Boeing plans to build a total of 179 aircraft for the Air Force.
Kulite is a proud member of the KC-46A tanker team.