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Israel has an Urgent Need for Aerial Tankers
Israel requests Washington for urgent delivery of two KC-46A aerial tankers, to bolster its capability of operations at long ranges. While the IAF already has several aerial tankers based on the Boeing 707, they are too old and inefficient to support a full-scale operational campaign of the size and complexity the IAF requires. This episode discusses the options Israel has to support this capability
Maiden Flight for the US Navy Future Aerial Refueling Drone
Boeing and the U.S. Navy successfully completed the first test flight of the MQ-25 Stingray unmanned aerial refueler. The MQ-25 will provide the Navy with a much-needed carrier-based unmanned aerial refueling capability. It will allow for better use of the combat strike fighters currently performing the tanking role and will extend the range of the carrier air wing.
Boeing Selected to Develop Refueling Drones for the US Navy
The Boeing Company was selected to develop and build the Stingray MQ-25A, the first unmanned refueling aircraft to be operated by the fleet. The...
A400M Performs Mass Air Refueling Over Spain
An Airbus A400M has successfully refueled six Spanish Air Force F-18 fighters in a single mission as part of an air-to-air refueling (AAR) human...
Boeing Unveils the Unmanned Aerial Refueling Drone Proposed for the US...
Boeing has unveiled a photo of an unmanned aircraft proposed to the U.S. Navy for an aerial refueling aircraft that will operate from aircraft carriers, to refuel Navy jets operating from aircraft carriers.
Caracal Helicopter Practice Aerial Refueling with C295W
Airbus Defence and Space and Airbus Helicopters have recently demonstrated a refueling of H225M Caracal helicopter from C295W. The new capability will be applicable to existing and prospective C295 operators requiring support for special operations and extending the range of search and rescue missions.
Embraer rolls out KC-390 military airlift
Embraer rolled out the first prototype of the KC-390 military transport from the production hangar at the industrial plant of Gavião Peixoto, Brazil. The first flight, planned to take place by the end of 2014.
US Navy Requests Industry Proposals for Carrier-Operable Drones
Future drone attacks could be more pervasive and less constrained by access permissions and host country support, once the US Navy goal to integrate...
V-22 Tilt Rotor Demonstrates Aerial refueling potential
The Bell-Boeing MV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft has successfully completed an initial test performing as an aerial refueling tanker. Adding this capability to the tiltrotor...
US Navy Awards UCLASS Studies Amid Debate on Performance
The US Navy has launched a series of preliminary studies expected to lead toward the services’ decision on a future carrier-borne drone currently known...
IAI to Convert Two Boeing 767 Into Flying Tankers for Brazil
The Brazilian Air Force Command has selected Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) to convert two Boeing 767-300ER commercial aircraft into military, multi-mission tanker and transport (MMTT) aircraft under project KC-X2. According to Israeli sources the conversion program will cover three aircraft with options for more in the future.
A330 MRTT Selected for India’s Next Aerial Refueling Platform
Airbus Military has confirmed that it has been selected by the Government of India as the preferred bidder to supply its A330 MRTT Multi Role Tanker Transport to the Indian Air Force (IAF). The estimated value of the A330 MRTT program could exceed US$2 billion.
F-35s Progress Towards Weapons Delivery Flight Testing Later in 2012
The F-35 testing program is rapidly progressing toward the weapon testing milestone, which will be significant in validating the new fighter's combat capabilities for the first time. Among the testing were pit drops conducted at Pax River, and external carriage flights which included aerial refueling for the first time.
IAI’s Advanced 767 MMTT Will Also Carry Boom Refueling System
Israel Aerospace Industries' Bedek Aircraft Division is developing a new version of the 767 Multi Mission Tanker Transport (MMTT), with a Boom refueling system. Moshe...