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TRANSCOM Wants To Keep 23 Tankers DoD Cut In 2021

Retiring the KC-135s and KC-10s before the new KC-46 tanker comes on line will have “significant impacts” on TRANSCOM’s ability to fulfill its wartime mission, says Gen. Stephen Lyons. …read more Read more here::...

Aerial Refueling Adds Lethality to US Military Aviation

Global reach is an important aspect of the U.S. military’s warfighting ability, and aerial refueling helps to make global reach a reality. Aerial refueling — also called air-to-air refueling and tanking — is the...

DoD exercises option to 6 LRIP lot II VH-92As

The Pentagon has given Sikorsky $470 million to exercise its option to buy six more VH-92A helicopters under low rate initial production lot II. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Hunter Helis [Public domain],...

Nuclear C3 Goes All Domain: Gen. Hyten

Since the Internet barely existed, NC3 was not designed with it in mind. But All Domain Operations provide a global model for much better data sharing around the world. …read more Read more here::...

Switzerland invests in armed forces

Switzerland’s Federal Council submitted its Armeebotschaft (Armed Forces Message) 2020 budget to parliament with a ceiling of CHF21.1 billion (USD21.6 million) for 2021-24, the Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection, and Sports (VBS) announced...

French Navy NH90 Caiman availability rates improving

While the overall availability of the French Navy’s NHIndustries NH90 Caïman NATO Frigate Helicopters (NFHs) remains a problem, rates are beginning to improve, a senior service official has said. Speaking to Jane’s, the commanding...

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