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KC-135 tankers get a boost from innovative, fuel-saving engines

KC-135 tankers get a boost from innovative, fuel-saving engines

Some decades-old KC-135 Stratotanker are drinking from the fountain of youth — or at least the engines are. Airmen installed the first of 1,440 upgraded Stratotanker engines at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., Jan. 15. The 1970s engine parts will […]


Saudis Request Package with 20 C-130Js, 5 KC-130J Tankers

Saudis Request Package with 20 C-130Js, 5 KC-130J Tankers

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress Nov. 8 of a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for 20 C-130J-30 Aircraft and 5 KC-130J Air Refueling Aircraft, as well as associated equipment, parts, training and logistical […]


Iran turns off tracking systems on tankers: report

Iran turns off tracking systems on tankers: report

In a bid to circumvent crippling international sanctions, Iran has been routinely switching off satellite tracking systems on its sea-bound oil tankers, The Washington Post reported. Citing unnamed US officials, the newspaper said the practice has been going on for […]


NATO trio team up to boost air refuelling capacity

NATO trio team up to boost air refuelling capacity

France, Germany and the Netherlands agreed Wednesday to team up in order to boost Europe’s fleet of air-to-air refueling aircraft, a key shortcoming identified by last year’s NATO operation in Libya. The three nations announced that they would lead efforts […]


Iran-US brinkmanship over oil strait of Hormuz worsens

Iran-US brinkmanship over oil strait of Hormuz worsens

A showdown between Iran and the United States over Tehran’s threats to close the strategic Strait of Hormuz to oil tankers worsened on Thursday with warships from each side giving weight to an increasingly bellicose exchange of words. Iran’s Revolutionary […]


Gunmen torch 10 NATO oil tankers in south Pakistan

Gunmen torch 10 NATO oil tankers in south Pakistan

Unknown gunmen early Monday attacked NATO oil supply tankers in southern Pakistan, wounding three people and destroying 10 vehicles, police said. The attack took place in the town of Khairpur, some 350 kilometers (220 miles) northeast of the Arabian Sea […]


Officials look to reduce strategic airlift inventory

Officials look to reduce strategic airlift inventory

Combatant and major command officials provided testimony to members of the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Seapower to propose a reduction of strategic airlift aircraft numbers in a session here July 13. Gen. Raymond Johns, the Air Mobility Command commander, […]


Three dead in attacks on NATO tankers in Pakistan

Three dead in attacks on NATO tankers in Pakistan

Three people were killed and 16 wounded when militants blew up one NATO supply oil tanker and opened fire on another in Pakistan’s troubled northwest, police and officials said. The first incident took place near a market in a suburb […]


Reserve tankers among 42 aircraft participating in Sea Lion 11-05

Reserve tankers among 42 aircraft participating in Sea Lion 11-05

Air Force Reserve Command KC-135 Stratotankers were among the 42 aircraft that converged in the sky over North and South Carolina to support Operation Sea Lion 11-05, a phase two operational readiness exercise centered at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C. […]


 
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