TRANSCOM chief highlights tanker shortfall despite conflicting MCRS findings

By Courtney Albon / March 5, 2019 at 2:38 PM
The head of U.S. Transportation Command told lawmakers today the Defense Department predicts it will need to grow its mobility capacity, particularly its tanker fleet, in the near term, despite the findings of a recent Mobility Capabilities and Requirements Study that validated the current fleet size. TRANSCOM led the nine-month study, which was completed in January and was meant to detail the number of tankers, airlifters and sealift ships needed to meet combatant commander requirements in 2023, based on the...

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