The KC-X tanker wars continue as supporters for the two likely competitors—Boeing vs. Northrop Grumman-EADS—tweak the news. The latest, a Dec. 17, 2009, statement from Rep. Norm Dicks (D-Wash.) and Rep. Todd Tiahrt (R-Kan.), indicates the Pentagon plans no big changes to its draft request for proposals. Here, a KC-135R tanker from Air Force Reserve Command's 452nd Air Mobility Wing at March ARB, Calif., refuels a C-17 airlifter from the same wing during a mission over the Pacific July 30, 2009.
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An F-35A Lightning II assigned to Hill AFB, Utah,
conducts a training flight with F-16 Fighting Falcons assigned to Kunsan
AB, Republic of Korea, over the city of Gunsan, on Dec. 1, 2017,
in preparation for Vigilant Ace 18.
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