USAF Should Downsize, Avoid Stealth For Future Tanker, Study Says

An F-35 prepares to receive fuel from a KC-135 near Eglin AFB, Florida.
Credit: U.S. Air Force
The U.S. Air Force’s future refueling aircraft, beyond the KC-46 and upcoming bridge tanker, should get smaller, focus solely on refueling and rely more on automation to be more effective in a high-end, Pacific war scenario, a new think tank report argues. The Hudson Institute, in an analysis of...

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