If This Plane Doesn't Fly F-22s and F-15s Don't Fly.

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The National Interest—Sebastien Roblin Security, Sleek warbirds like the F-15 Eagle and the F/A-18 Super Hornet may attract the most attention, but these aircraft can only reach distant war zones and stay active above them for useful amounts of time thanks to a veritable horde of tanker planes As plans for a more advanced KC-Y tanker have been shelved, there could be additional orders for more Pegasuses as more KC-135s age out in coming decades. If this comes to pass, the new tankers may remain active through the...

Raptor Rising: Hurricane Damage Won’t Stop Most F-22s From Flying. Task and Purpose Security, Really good news.  The damage caused to F-22 Raptors that rode out Hurricane Michael at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, will not prevent 80 percent of all Raptors from being flyable by fiscal 2019, Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson said on Friday. “We expect to meet that goal,” Wilson told reporters. “Most of the F-22s have already flown out of Tyndall and the last ones will fly out by Nov. 6.” Defense Secretary James Mattis has ordered that 80 percent of F-22s...