US Air Force intends to use private tankers to refuel aircraft

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. Sky strike fighter 29 March 2020 13: 15 New
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    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."

    Ha ha ha.Suprun appointed US Secretary of Health? Dope house on the march.
    1. bober1982 29 March 2020 14: 31 New
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      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. Thrifty 29 March 2020 14: 43 New
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      Drivers feverishly create a plane that will pump out the remaining fuel from the tanks of American military aircraft! wassat wassat Such a quantity of free fuel, "flies" past them! crying lol
      1. Krasnoyarsk 29 March 2020 17: 11 New
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        Quote: Thrifty
        Drivers feverishly create a plane that will pump out the remaining fuel from the tanks of American military aircraft! wassat wassat Such a quantity 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. Prisoner 29 March 2020 20: 53 New
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          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. Krasnoyarsk 29 March 2020 22: 58 New
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            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. Cowbra 30 March 2020 01: 22 New
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              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. A. Privalov 29 March 2020 13: 19 New
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    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. carstorm 11 29 March 2020 13: 24 New
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      it is quite understandable. storage is full. excess offers.
  3. Kleber 29 March 2020 13: 20 New
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    So it’s a matter of renting from a private jet fighter.
    1. Sky strike fighter 29 March 2020 13: 24 New
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      It’s cheaper in China, let China rent a J-20 for the war with China. good
    2. svp67 29 March 2020 13: 24 New
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      Quote: Kleber
      So it’s a matter of renting from a private jet fighter.

      And bombs ... "for temporary use"
    3. orionvitt 29 March 2020 15: 30 New
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      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. Sergey39 29 March 2020 13: 21 New
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    Private tankers will do a good job at the exercises. But not in combat. Good luck to the US Air Force.
  5. Ham
    Ham 29 March 2020 13: 26 New
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    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. knn54 29 March 2020 13: 26 New
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    Indeed, will civilian pilots of private airlines want to fly in the war zone?
    1. A. Privalov 29 March 2020 13: 32 New
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      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. poquello 29 March 2020 13: 59 New
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        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. Sky strike fighter 29 March 2020 13: 32 New
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    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. Pavel57 29 March 2020 13: 46 New
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    Private side is a business. Eno fit into military everyday life or expensive or unrealistic.
    1. orionvitt 29 March 2020 15: 36 New
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      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. Den717 29 March 2020 18: 12 New
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        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. A. Privalov 29 March 2020 14: 02 New
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    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. Tuzik 29 March 2020 15: 23 New
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      Thanks for the interesting story. If possible, tell the ending. How did it end?
      1. A. Privalov 29 March 2020 15: 58 New
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        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. Non liberoid Russian 29 March 2020 14: 19 New
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    outsourcing in all its glory :)
  11. A. Privalov 29 March 2020 14: 32 New
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    Quote: Not a liberoid Russian
    outsourcing in all its glory :)

    Exactly! drinks
  12. askort154 29 March 2020 15: 00 New
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    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
    bar 29 March 2020 15: 08 New
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    Hindus take military equipment on lease, striped refuel at private traders. Where the world is heading ...
  14. horus88 29 March 2020 15: 32 New
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    where from private traders refueling scooters? what did they run before this news?
  15. RideMaster 29 March 2020 21: 48 New
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    Can you pay in cash or just with a card?
  16. lvov_aleksey 29 March 2020 22: 34 New
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    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. iouris 29 March 2020 23: 06 New
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    One can imagine how the top managers of the "domestic" airlines strained. Especially against the background of a sharp drop in air traffic.