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Fourth Wichita-modified tanker delivered to Japan

The last of four Boeing Wichita modified KC-767 aerial refueling tankers has been delivered to the Japan Ministry of Defense, Boeing said.

The fourth tanker was flown to Japan on Dec. 20 from Wichita. Boeing’s partner on the program, Itochu Corp., gave the tanker to Japan Ministry of Defense officials on Friday.

Boeing delivered the first three KC-767 tankers in February 2008, March 2008 and March 2009.

Boeing Wichita has three tankers in flight test for the Italian Air Force and one undergoing modifications.