Modernised Stratotanker Returns Turkey

Modernised Stratotanker Returns Turkey
Modernised Stratotanker Returns Turkey

Turkish Defence Ministry announced that the first KC-135R Blok 45 aerial tanker is back on the fleet after modernisation. Turkey has seven KC-135R aircraft in the Turkish Air Force (TurAF).


The ministry announced from its tweeter account that the aircraft with new features returned to Turkey. The entire fleet is expected to be modernised as KC-135R Blok 45.

Even though Turkish Stratotankers gets modernised, their capacity requires new aircraft. Turkey is negotiating with Airbus Defence & Space to have A330 MRTT aircraft.

The aircraft was retired from US Air Force in 1993. Following an upgrade, they were delivered to the TurAF until 1998.