Having a carrier-based tanker would give the Navy to evade one of their most pressing problems which is anti-access area denial (A2AD).
China and Russia have already developed platforms that are capable of locking US forces out of key locations. However, the Stingray could indefinitely increase the range of US carrier-based aircraft. This allows them to burst enemy A2AD bubbles.
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The Navy is also looking into increasing the role of the said aircraft once fielded.
“We’re probably going to drop some of the high-end specs and try to grow the class and increase the survivability,” said Vice Adm. Joseph Mulloy, deputy chief of naval operations for integration of capabilities and resources.
The Naval Institute has reported that later this year, a request for proposals to build the Stingray will be issued and that they’re hoping field the Stingray by 2020. | ASCS - FNPH
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