Next-Generation Tanker Set To Enter Key Analysis Phase

U.S. Air Force KC-46A inflight refueling
As the U.S. Air Force continues receiving 179 KC-46As (pictured), Air Mobility Command is seeking to define the options for a new generation of tankers.
Credit: Staff Sgt. Daniel Snider/U.S. Air Force
Little has changed about the U.S. Air Force’s basic approach to inflight refueling since the days of Gen. Curtis LeMay, but change is coming. In fiscal 2022, the Air Force is set to begin an analysis of alternatives (AoA) for the Advanced Air Refueling (AAR) program, says Gen. Jacqueline Van Ovost...

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