Inside the Air Force - November 9, 2018

As USAF contemplates strategic airlift, options for more capacity are bleak

By Jason Sherman  
November 8, 2018 at 4:35 PM
As Pentagon officials reckon with a potential requirement for additional strategic airlift to execute the new National Defense Strategy, a blueprint for action was mapped out in policy reviews to support capping C-17 production in 2015, including a potential $7 billion tab to restart the C-17 line, upgrading C-5s in the bone yard to grow the fleet and increased reliance on civilian cargo haulers. On Oct. 26, Air Mobility Command chief Gen. Maryanne Miller told reporters that an Air Force...

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