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Delay looms for KC-135 ATS training

11th June 2020 - 13:00 GMT | by Trevor Nash in Holsworthy

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Time is short for the USAF to assess proposals for the next five-year iteration of aircrew training for the KC-135 Stratotanker.

Training for USAF multi-engine tanker/transport aircraft types is delivered via the Aircrew Training System (ATS) process. ATS normally runs for a period of five years and is frequently awarded as one base year and four one-year options. This approach not only improves the DoD’s cashflow by enabling it to spread the cost over time but also ensures that industry keeps standards high year after year.

The next ATS to be competed is for the venerable KC-135 Stratotanker, which entered

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After a career in the British Army, Trevor Nash worked in the simulation and training …

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