Senators press TRANSCOM chief on aerial refueling concerns

By Tony Bertuca  
February 25, 2020 at 12:16 PM
The head of U.S. Transportation Command said today the Air Force's budget request should be revised to allow for retention of aerial refueling aircraft slated for divestiture because of ongoing delays to the Boeing-made KC-46 tanker. Gen. Stephen Lyons, chief of TRANSCOM, told the Senate Armed Services Committee he is "working very closely with" Air Force leaders to "bring back" 13 KC-135s and 10 KC-10s the service has proposed cutting. Lyons has also submitted to Congress an unfunded priorities list...

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