Friday, February 19, 2010
First of 3 KC-135 Tanker Planes Arrives
The air force took delivery of its fist KC-135E tanker-transport aircraft acquired from U.S. Air Force stockpiles. Two more are being delivered over the next year or so. The $40 million acquisition gives Chile an in-flight refueling capability for its F-16 and F-5 fighter jets. The KC-135E planes can carry personnel and cargo and can be modified for medical airlift missions. Their range is ample enough to supply Chile's peacekeeping force in Haiti nonstop. A video clip of the arrival is available at CNN-Chile.