As in more range.
This Plane Will Make Fighter Jets Like the F-22, F-35 and F-15 Even Better
The KC 46A will refuel F-22s, F-15s, F-16s, F-35s, C-17 and KC 10s, among others.
The first new, high-tech next-generation KC-46A aerial refueling tanker will be delivered to the service later this year, marking the beginning of a long-sought after effort to replace the current aging fleet and better enable attack and ISR missions around the globe, service officials say.
(This first appeared last year.)
A new tanker, which will of course modernize and sustain the refueling mission for the Air Force, is fundamental to the service’s air superiority and rapid deployability priorities.
The new KC-46A tanker will build upon the mission current tankers currently serve, meaning it