Israel unveils the scandal-free KC-767 tanker

I write about the KC-X tanker competition, so I naturally think that building a tanker is a complex undertaking requiring at least one decade to sign a contract, and at least two major acquisition scandals followed by a political stalemate and a transatlantic trade war.

But it’s refreshing to remember that there are still some parts of the world where green-lighting a new tanker program is a relatively straightforward affair.

Inside the exhibit hall at the Singapore Airshow, Israel Aerospace Industries’ Bedek group is showing off their new concept for a multimission tanker transport based on used 767-200s. Why buy a used tanker when you could buy one off Boeing’s production line? An IAI executive replies: “Buying a new one we believe is a waste of money.”

Well, that just seems scandalous.



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One Response to Israel unveils the scandal-free KC-767 tanker

  1. Ken 3 February, 2010 at 8:30 pm #

    Have you seen the KC-767 tanker re-fueling trainer from ACME Worldwide? http://www.acme-worldwide.com/refueler_KC767_JBOT.htm

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