The Air Force Needs This New Plane to Fight Any War (And It Has Some Problems) -

Sebastien Roblin

Security, North America

Tankers matter. The U.S. military is building a new plane to carryout this important task but challenges remain. 

In 2018 the Air Force plans to bring its first eighteen KC-46A refueling tankers into service—paving the way for the replacements of its vast fleet of KC-135 Stratotankers that date back to the 1950s. The Pegasus should prove significantly more efficient and survivable than its predecessor, but its final rounds of testing have been...


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