How U.S. Air Force Is Evolving Its Tanker Plans

A Boeing KC-46A comes in to land at an austere airfield in Guam in February 2022.
Credit: U.S. Air Force
For years, U.S. Air Force and U.S. Transportation Command leaders have sounded the alarm on the state of America’s refueling tanker fleet. TRANSCOM leaders said the KC-135 and KC-10 fleets were the most stressed part of their enterprise as the command and the service’s Air Mobility Command (AMC)...

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