Air Force accelerates KC-Z AOA timeline as KC-Y requirements near

By Michael Marrow / August 15, 2022 at 4:35 PM
The Air Force is looking to expedite its analysis of alternatives for the KC-Z program by moving up its planned launch from next decade to next year, a top official told reporters recently. The KC-Z is the Air Force’s vision for a refueling system that will follow the KC-Y, which is often called a “bridge tanker.” Though the KC-Z AOA was expected to begin sometime late in the 2030s, the service will now start “pre-analysis of alternatives work” next year,...

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