The US General Accounting Office claims that the Department of Defense could save as much as $209 million annually in Lockheed Martin C-130 and Boeing KC-135 costs - yet meet all mobility requirements - by requiring the US Air Force to re-organise the aircraft into larger-sized squadrons and wings. The watchdog agency recommends that C-130s and KC-135s in the Air National Guard and USAF Reserve be organised into larger wings at fewer locations.

Source: Flight International