The Bunker Group
Yes, huge demand requirements on the USAF budget. Would love to know what the USAF actually thinks about the the KC-46. The KC-46 will eventually be a very capable tanker, especially for NA/Europe. Will work in the Pacific as well but the extra tankage and range of the MRTT must be secretly admired by USAF personal that have to plan for Pacific operations.I am sorry, but Not MRTT makes no sense here. The USAF has pretty well established line they are not going to shift from KC46 to MRTT. The Boeing bird may be troubled but those are sorting. Lockheed Martin has more risk here.
The biggest issue though is you are trying to push two programs that would upended the USAF at the same time they are trying to get the 6th Gen fighters and B21.