To provide continued competition for partial replacement of the KC-135 fleet, 125 KC-135Es could be replaced by six squad- rons of KC-767s and/or KC-30s. Each squadron would have 16 KC-767s or 12 KC-30s. Another six squadrons could replace 110 KC-135Rs. The balance of the KC-135R fleet could be replaced later by aircraft with an advanced stealth design. The first competition to replace 62 KC-135Es would have the winner delivering two squadrons, and the loser, one. If Boeing wins, it ...

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