Air Force AMC Seeking Plan for Launching 100 UAVs from Single KC-135 Written 30 January 2023


Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker Pennsylvania | Credit: Curimedia; Wikimedia Commons; CC BY 2.0

Aviation Week reported, “The U.S. Air Force’s Air Mobility Command (AMC) wants a plan within two months to launch 100 UAVs from a single aging KC-135 Stratotanker.” The goal was “one of several efforts outlined by AMC Commander Gen. Mike Minihan in an internal memorandum to commanders that was posted to multiple social media networks and confirmed by Aviation Week on Jan. 27. ... The memorandum, the first of eight monthly orders from Minihan to commanders, outlines an aggressive timeline for the Air Force’s mobility fleet to be prepared for a possible conflict with China in 2025.”
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