Air Force launches next-generation tanker acquisition strategy

By Shelley K. Mesch / March 8, 2023 at 8:30 AM
DENVER -- The Air Force is moving away from a previous aerial refueling modernization blueprint to instead develop what it’s calling the Next-Generation Air refueling System, or NGAS, service acquisition chief Andrew Hunter told reporters this week. NGAS will be a “clean-sheet” design rather than a modified commercial aircraft as was proposed in the KC-Y and KC-Z plans the service had been operating under, Hunter said at the Air and Space Forces Association Warfare Symposium here. The Air Force determined...

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