If the saying that a team is as strong as the weakest link is true, then when it comes to aircraft that link is probably fuel supply. The solution is the KC-30A, multi role tanker transport (MRTT), a heavily modified Airbus A330, for air-to-air refuelling and strategic airlift. It can carry 111 tonnes of fuel and therefore refuel the Hornet about 50 times, if my information and maths are correct.
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