SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG.
Boeing has pitched its KC-46 Pegasus, an American military aerial refuelling and strategic military transport aircraft to the Indian Air force (IAF) at the recently concluded Aero India 2023 but Boeing officials also confirmed to idrw.org that is it ready to provide all the support required for the Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) proposed plans to convert pre-owned B767 aircraft into cargo configuration with air refuelling and transport capacity.
IAI and HAL plan to soon procure Six B767-300ER aircraft from a pre-owned market for which they are looking to procure jets that are between 7-10 years of age so that they can be in service for the next 20 years with the Indian Air Force (IAF).
IAI has accumulated know-how and experience in aircraft conversions of Boeing aircraft into multi-mission tanker transport aircraft and is currently discussing with HAL to come up with a detailed proposal for the timeframe of the project and program cost required before they approach the Indian Ministry of Defence for funds.
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