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Tanker-Force Structure : Recapitalization of the KC-135

By Lieutenant Colonel, Juan C. Narvid

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Book Id: WPLBN0002170488
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Reproduction Date: 10/16/2012

Title: Tanker-Force Structure : Recapitalization of the KC-135  
Author: Lieutenant Colonel, Juan C. Narvid
Language: English
Subject: Non Fiction, Military Science, Military
Collection: Authors Community
Subcollection: Technology
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Publisher: Air University Press
Member Page: Air University Press

In Tanker-Force Structure: Recapitalization of the KC-135, Lieutenant Colonel Juan Narvid challenges air mobility warriors to develop a tanker-force structure that overcomes the thinking of old to launch new concepts and capabilities for the future tanker. He argues that the future of warfare will require a tanker that is able to operate as a force enabler across the full spectrum of operations. This research is very timely with the Boeing 767 being looked at as a replacement for some of the older KC-135s. In this paper, Colonel Narvid examines the chronology of the tanker and the role it has played throughout its history. He argues that the next tanker must break from old capabilities, tied to a Cold War strategy, and embark on new operations and more capabilities that are able to respond to future threats.


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