Air Force kicks off preliminary AOA for next-gen tanker; eyes 2040 capability

By Michael Marrow / February 1, 2023 at 2:59 PM
The Air Force has formally begun market research for a new tanker, setting a timeline of delivering initial operational capability (IOC) by 2040. The Next-Generation Air refueling System (NGAS), according to a request for information posted by the service Jan. 31, will be the program to deliver the tanker widely known as KC-Z. The RFI issued yesterday is preliminary work for an analysis of alternatives that is set to launch in October. Officials originally planned to launch the AOA sometime...

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