SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG
Boeing KC-46 Pegasus, an American military aerial refuelling and strategic military transport aircraft developed by Boeing from its 767 jet airliner will be on static display at Aero India 2023 along with Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker aerial refuelling aircraft that will be replaced in the United States Air Force fleet in next few years.
KC-46 Pegasus is already on offer to the Indian Air Force (IAF) to meet its requirements for six-next generation aerial refuelling aircraft requirements that is still pending due to non-clearance of the Airbus A330 MRTT due to high cost.
IAF is planning to lease an Airbus A330 MRTT from the French Air Force to meet its operational requirements till procurement for six-next generation aerial refuelling aircraft is cleared.
Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) are also in the race to provide pre-owned civil (passenger) Boeing-767 civilian aircraft into mid-air refuellers for the Indian Air Force (IAF) after conversion.
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