Today, the department is announcing its acquisition strategy for a replacement aerial refueling tanker fleet for the aging KC-135 and KC-10 fleet, said William J. Lynn, deputy secretary of defense. He termed the search to be a « best value » competition, not one based solely on cost.
8/18/2009 – EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, California – The Missile Defense Agency’s
20090810 USAF photo Jim Shryne – YAL-1A Airborne Laser aircraft
Airborne Laser YAL -1A prototype aircraft successfully acquired, tracked, provided atmospheric compensation and simulated the directed energy kill sequence against an instrumented boosting missile target using three onboard low-power lasers on August 10.