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What is a fair price for a part of the air force? Boeing charged Japan a 1,500% markup on the KC-46 tanker part

U.S. Air Force Brigade Gen. Keith MacDonald, director of operations, National Guard Bureau, lands a KC-46 at Pease Air National Guard Base, New Hampshire, December 11, 2020. (Tech. Sgt. Aaron Vezeau / US National Guard)

Japan Times / Bloomberg: Boeing charged Japan a 1,500% markup on the plane part, the U.S. Air Force says

According to an assessment by the service, the Boeing Co. has charged the Japanese government an “overpriced” for some spare parts for its refueling tanker aircraft, up to 16 times higher than that paid by the US Air Force for refueling. its latest versions.

In one example of a $ 79 million spare parts contract in April for the KC-46 oil tanker, Japan was billed for navigation lights made by subcontractor Honeywell Inc. “at a unit price that is more than 1,500% higher than at the previous unit price, “according to the previously undisclosed air force summary prepared last month.


WNU Editor: Don’t expect an answer on what a fair price is from the Pentagon …. What is a fair price for KC-46 spare parts? The air force is not safe (Defense news).