New mobility requirements study projects no growth in DOD airlift, tanker capacity

February 7, 2019 at 3:45 PM
A new Pentagon mobility study maintains previous fleet-size estimates, its unclassified summary offering almost no insight into the Air Force's plan to grow by 14 tanker squadrons and three strategic airlift squadrons over the next 10 years. The Mobility Capabilities and Requirements Study, co-led by U.S. Transportation Command and the Pentagon's cost assessment and program evaluation office, was directed by the Fiscal Year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act and was meant to detail the number of tankers, airlifters and sealift...

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