US Air Force intends to use private tankers to refuel aircraft

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US Air Force intends to use private tankers to refuel aircraft

The U.S. Air Force intends to enter into an agreement with private companies with refueling aircraft. According to FlightGlobal, the US Air Force intends to use civilian tankers over its territory in the event of hostilities.

As explained, the need to use civilian tanker aircraft is due to the need to further increase the flight range of US Air Force fighters and bombers, in particular, for flights in the Pacific "in case of war with China." The U.S. Air Force is currently experiencing problems with military tankers due to problems and delays in the KS-46A program.



According to the Air Force plans, leased private tanker planes should free military tankers to carry out sorties in conflict zones. It is further specified that at the first stage, private planes must refuel F-15, F-16, F / A-18 fighters, B-1 and B-52 bombers, and at the second, which will come in 3 years, F-22, F-35, A-10 and C-130.

Applications will begin in June 2020, several airlines have already expressed interest in cooperating with the Pentagon. Some airlines that intend to apply, already provide services for refueling aircraft of the US Navy. However, their aircraft have only hose refueling equipment.

In peacetime, the United States Air Force intends to use up to 80% of private tanker raids to refuel the Air Force aircraft during training flights. The remaining raid will fall on other missions of the US Air Force, excluding participation in hostilities.
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    1. +4
      March 29 2020
      As explained, the need for the use of civilian tanker aircraft is due to the need to further increase the flight range of US Air Force fighters and bombers, in particular, for flights in the Pacific Ocean "in the event of a war with China."

      Ha ha ha.Suprun appointed US Secretary of Health? Dope house on the march.
      1. +2
        March 29 2020
        Quote: Sky Strike fighter
        Dope house on the march.

        This, apparently, after the American F-18 pilots on refueling demolished the tanker while under the drug (officially recognized) - such innovations.
        Dope - on the march!
      2. 0
        March 29 2020
        Drivers feverishly create a plane that will pump out the remaining fuel from the tanks of American military aircraft! wassat wassat Such an amount of free fuel, "flies" past them! crying lol
        1. +1
          March 29 2020
          Quote: Thrifty
          Drivers feverishly create a plane that will pump out the remaining fuel from the tanks of American military aircraft! wassat wassat Such an amount of free fuel, "flies" past them! crying lol

          Of course, you can make a joke about this news too.
          And if you look at it from a different angle? Are our GVF companies capable of this? Yes, they don’t even have tanker planes. Is it good or bad?
          1. +1
            March 29 2020
            This is neither good nor bad. This is normal. Why the hell with civilian sides refueling in the air and why the hell are these tankers? what
            1. 0
              March 29 2020
              Quote: Captive
              This is neither good nor bad. This is normal. Why the hell with civilian sides refueling in the air and why the hell are these tankers? what

              But for some reason mattresses needed. Despite the fact that they have two more orders of tankers in the Air Force than ours. So they and this is not enough. They also want to tighten civilians. Personnel training?
              1. +2
                March 30 2020
                Failure to design a Boeing refueling tanker !!! That is the whole reason. Moreover, it will NEVER be finished - for example, they initially did not calculate that the tanks of the required volume stupidly do not fit into the passenger Boeing! The last straw was that the Boeing could not place the refueling operator in the tail.
                Plain mattress curvature caused
    2. 0
      March 29 2020
      Oh, it’s a pity that crude oil planes do not fly! Now, it's time to refuel!
      Among the North American oil brands, whose prices are already close to zero - Canadian Western Select. On Friday, its price dropped to $ 5 per barrel. Southern Green Canyon is trading at $ 11 a barrel, Oklahoma Sour at 5,7, Wyoming Sweet at 3 a barrel.
      lol
      Mercuria Energy Group Ltd has announced that it will itself pay 19 cents for each barrel of crude oil that will be removed from its storage. wassat
      1. +2
        March 29 2020
        it is quite understandable. storage is full. excess offers.
    3. +4
      March 29 2020
      So it’s a matter of renting from a private jet fighter.
      1. +4
        March 29 2020
        It’s cheaper in China, let China rent a J-20 for the war with China. good
      2. +4
        March 29 2020
        Quote: Kleber
        So it’s a matter of renting from a private jet fighter.

        And bombs ... "for temporary use"
      3. 0
        March 29 2020
        Quote: Kleber
        So it’s a matter of renting from a private jet fighter.

        And then another crisis, a jump in prices and bankruptcy. The American Air Force will remain, without private tankers and fighters. Nothing personal, the market decided. laughing
    4. +3
      March 29 2020
      Private tankers will do a good job at the exercises. But not in combat. Good luck to the US Air Force.
    5. Ham
      +2
      March 29 2020
      insanity grows stronger ...
      in fact, I think that the state simply does not (and cannot afford) a sufficient number of refueling
      money problems are growing
    6. +1
      March 29 2020
      Indeed, will civilian pilots of private airlines want to fly in the war zone?
      1. +2
        March 29 2020
        Quote: knn54
        Indeed, will civilian pilots of private airlines want to fly in the war zone?

        In the area of ​​hostilities do not refuel in the air. hi
        1. +1
          March 29 2020
          Quote: A. Privalov
          Quote: knn54
          Indeed, will civilian pilots of private airlines want to fly in the war zone?

          In the area of ​​hostilities do not refuel in the air. hi

          Dyk the area of ​​defeat of flyers then increased significantly
    7. 0
      March 29 2020
      By the way, China is trying to stagger. It interferes with the Americans. Most Americans have a head bo bo.
      the letter calls on the Chinese Communist Party to convene a congress at which it is necessary to remove Xi Jinping from power and hold him accountable for the coronavirus epidemic. It was she who led to the shock of the country's economy and almost completely stopped exports.


      yesterday, massive clashes occurred on the border of the Chinese provinces of Hubei and Jiangxi. Residents were unhappy with the ban on movement due to quarantine.

      https://topcor.ru/13829-vy-ne-putin-i-tochno-ne-tramp-si-czinpina-prizvali-k-otvetu-za-koronavirus.html
    8. 0
      March 29 2020
      Private side is a business. Eno fit into military everyday life or expensive or unrealistic.
      1. 0
        March 29 2020
        Quote: Pavel57
        Private side is a business. Eno fit into military everyday life or expensive or unrealistic

        Come on, sticking to an oversized US military budget is the perfect business. From the point of view of a private trader. I can imagine what kind of kickbacks there are.
        1. 0
          March 29 2020
          Quote: orionvitt
          Come on, sticking to an oversized US military budget is the perfect business.

          Actually, by outsourcing support services, they are trying to save the Pentagon’s budget. In their opinion, there is no need to extend all the benefits relying on military pilots to support aviation. Private aviation in the USA is very large in terms of fleet and volume of services. I think this idea is quite in the spirit of the American economy. And there they know how to count and do money. Today, they outsource even elements of combat training of troops. I see no reason to be surprised. It is necessary to study this experience and, perhaps, try to apply it where it will be profitable. If necessary, you can always mobilize a private structure, but perhaps there is no need to maintain it in peacetime.
    9. +2
      March 29 2020
      For private traders in the army, I have a personal dislike. I recalled the situation during the Second Lebanon in 2006. Somewhere a year before the well-known events, the kitchens in which the soldiers were preparing were canceled in parts. Private companies took over the supply of food for military units. At some bases, they worked in the same kitchen as before, at others, they brought food from nearby restaurants or cafes. Everything was fine until the fighting began. Private traders immediately refused to supply food to the soldiers in the war zones.
      1. 0
        March 29 2020
        Thanks for the interesting story. If possible, tell the ending. How did it end?
        1. +1
          March 29 2020
          Quote: Tuzik
          Thanks for the interesting story. If possible, tell the ending. How did it end?

          When it turned out that the soldiers couldn’t wait for food or even water (!), And it was quite hot in July and in our area at that time, we had to urgently organize an alternative supply line with delivery. Cafes and restaurants from nearby settlements, prepared 700-800 servings of hot food in a few hours, threw dry tea from the warehouses (there are different sets, I don’t know which ones), the plant brought 5000 bottles of mineral water - it’s nearby. Further, it was easier. We drove up field kitchens from the warehouses of the National Park, put along the border and, as usual, prepared as much as required, according to the certificates for allowance. Part of it was put in some shelters, the rest were subjected to Hezbollah rocket attacks from Lebanese territory. That was in the early days. Then, when the number of fighters was measured in tens of thousands (I remember 30 thousand) everything was different there. How to deliver and pass directly to the fighters, participants in the events will clarify. Here, I remember someone on the site.
    10. +1
      March 29 2020
      outsourcing in all its glory :)
    11. -2
      March 29 2020
      Quote: Not a liberoid Russian
      outsourcing in all its glory :)

      Exactly! drinks
    12. 0
      March 29 2020
      US Air Force intends to use private tankers to refuel aircraft

      And who will cover them at the civil airfield. After all, it is elementary that the airfields of refueling based are included in the list of the first strategic goals.
    13. bar
      +1
      March 29 2020
      Hindus take military equipment on lease, striped refuel at private traders. Where the world is heading ...
    14. +1
      March 29 2020
      where from private traders refueling scooters? what did they run before this news?
    15. 0
      March 29 2020
      Can you pay in cash or just with a card?
    16. 0
      March 29 2020
      voiced, only in the framework of the exercises, but I will not rely on my wing of such dose managers in the military-combat conditions because of a lack of experience ... Aug will not help them !!!
    17. 0
      March 29 2020
      One can imagine how the top managers of the "domestic" airlines have tensed. Especially against the backdrop of a sharp drop in air travel.

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