The U.S. Air Force has identified six candidate military bases for the Boeing-built KC-46A Pegasus tanker platform to be operated by the branch's reserve component and two potential locations to house active-duty aircraft units.
USAF said Thursday it will conduct site surveys this summer to evaluate each facility based on a set of criteria such as operational requirements, manpower and infrastructure. The service expects to choose its preferred locations in the fall.
Fairchild AF Base and MacDill AFB are the potential sites to host the KC-46 active-duty component. The candidate KC-46A Reserve locations are:
- Beale AFB
- Grissom Air Reserve Base
- Joint Base Andrews-Naval Air Field Washington
- March ARB
- Niagara Falls ARB
- Tinker AFB, Oklahoma