Branch Bedek Israeli aircraft company IAI (Israel Aerospace Industries) explore the possibility of the creation of in-flight refueling immediately 3 fighters, reports flightglobal.com January 27.
Thought based on the substitution of the tail boom with a flexible hose to the branch from 3 «small unmanned airfoils», which will be managed by wire nonhazardous refueling fighters. «At this step on this technology, we estimate retrofitting civilian aircraft refueling tankers,» says senior vice president of marketing and business development Jack Gaber (Jack Gaber).
In the past year, the Brazilian Air Force chose the IAI conversion 2-commercial aircraft Boeing 767-300ER aircraft in tankers (photo). Changed planes will vary park obsolete KC-137 tankers, made on the basis of a Boeing 707 aircraft. The company also converted the Boeing 767 airliner in the multi-purpose transport tanker aircraft for the Air Force of Colombia.