Europe Pushes For Greater Tanker Interoperability

By Tony Osborne
Source: Aviation Week & Space Technology
September 23, 2013

A lack of European aerial refueling capability was one of several shortcomings afflicting the air arms participating in Operation Unified Protector in Libya in 2011.

The shortage meant that NATO was forced to call upon the U.S. Air Force's Boeing KC-135 and KC-10 tankers to ensure that the coalition operation was able to strike Gadaffi-loyalist forces across the vast desert state.

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