posted on Oct, 6 2017 @ 01:33 PM
a reply to: sqd5driver
They have tried to replace the KC-135 since shortly after 9/11. Their first attempt, they were going to lease 100 aircraft with the option to buy them
at the end of the lease. That attempt resulted in the contract manager and her son going to jail.
They've been talking about replacing the TF33s on the B-52 off and on for 30 years. I could cite others, but if you look, fighter related programs zip
There has been A
Chief of Staff of the Air Force that didn't come up through fighters. And they lasted something like two years.