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Dover Air Force Base Finalist for New Aerial Tanker Fleet

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DOVER, Del. (AP)- The Dover Air Force Base could become home to a new generation aerial tanker fleet.

The base is one of five finalists to receive a fleet of KC-46A Pegasus planes. If chosen, the base could get up to 36 new tankers by 2020.
    
The planes have a wingspan of 157 feet, can carry roughly 212,000 pounds of fuel and are able to refuel two planes simultaneously.
    
The Air Mobility Command will visit the Dover base and other finalists to determine the winner.
    
The other finalists are: the Travis Air Force Base in California, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in New Jersey, Grand Forks Air Force Base in North Dakota and Fairchild Air Force Base in Washington.
    

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