13 March 2023
by Zach Rosenberg
The USAF has requested to divest a total of 310 aircraft and helicopters during fiscal year (FY) 2024, including the last remaining Boeing KC-10 tankers and the first block of F-22s.
The USAF aims to retire all 24 KC-10s, ending the type's run as the USAF's largest air-to-air tanker. The aircraft will be replaced by the Boeing KC-46. Though smaller and capable of passing less fuel to receivers, the KC-46 is meant to serve as a bridge tanker until the planned introduction of the Next-Generation Air-refueling System (NGAS) in the 2030s.
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The USAF has requested to divest a total of 310 aircraft and helicopters during fiscal year (FY) 202...