Tanker Aircraft - Europe’s great missing force multiplier

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The ongoing NATO intervention in Libya has brought to the fore an issue which has plagued European air forces since the Kosovo air campaign - a chronic shortage of tanker aircraft. Despite the shock of the Kosovo campaign - in which the United States provided nearly 90% of the tanker capabilities - European air forces have far from alleviated this problem. Despite grim budget forecasts several large procurement programs look set to begin to alleviate these problems. However, the sheer scale...
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