SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG
The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) is seeking to develop a new generation air-to-air refueling Pod for use on air refueling tanker aircraft. DRDO is seeking PSUs, Private sector companies from India PSUs, Private sector companies from India that can develop Air to Air Refueling Pods for Boeing 767 Multi-Mission Tanker Transports (MMTTs) that Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) have agreed to develop under B767 conversion program.
Following India’s cancellation of the Airbus A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) program in June 2016, IAI and HAL agreed to procure pre-owned B767 aircraft and undertake aircraft conversion locally in India.
B767MMTT will consist of two wing-mounted pods and one fuselage pod attached to the left rear side of the fuselage. Fuel for air-to-air refueling is supplied to all three pods from the aircraft fuel system only. These Refueling pods are controlled and operated from the aerial Refueling Control Panel located at the Operator station in the aircraft.
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