The Air Force’s new aerial refueling tankers are on their way to New Hampshire

NEWINGTON, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Air National Guard is welcoming the Air Force’s new aerial refueling tanker, the KC-46A Pegasus.

Seacoastonline.com reports the Pease Air National Guard Base in Newington is expected to receive two of the planes Thursday. They’re replacing KC-135 tankers, an Eisenhower administration-era aircraft.

The last KC-135 departed the Pease base in March.

Pease is expected to get a total of 12 planes.

The new tankers are designed to refuel any fixed-wing plane, foreign or domestic made.

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