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The Air Force eventually wants 179 of the jets to replace the aging KC-135 tankers, which are based on the venerable Boeing 707.
Once the 767s come off the commercial production line in Everett, Boeing workers will install mission systems and test them in the new facility, said Boeing spokesman Chick Ramey, who confirmed the new building has opened. The facility can hold one plane at a time.
originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: Maxatoria
A little of both. NATO realized after Libya that they're largely reliant I the US for tanker support during large operations. So the nations that are replacing are adding one or two more aircraft, and several nations have put together a tanker Alliance and are buying s number of tankers that will be used to support NATO, with combined crews, and splitting the costs.