The U.S. Air Force has spent thousands of dollars — $56,000 over the last three years, to be exact — on cups that can reheat coffee and tea on air refueling tankers.
No, not a fancy “Game of Thrones”-like chalice adorned with jewels. Just a regular, old-fashioned metal cup.
But the pricey cups are fragile and often break when dropped. Airmen at Travis Air Force Base, California, are working on the problem, according to a service release.