Jun 22, 2014
IAI to offer converted tankers to South Korea
In offering its MMTT, IAI joins Airbus Defence and Space and Boeing which are offering South Korea their A330-200 MultiRole Tanker Transport (MRTT) and KC-46A Pegasus platforms respectively.
As well as being cheaper to procure, IAI's pre-owned solution need not give anything away to its new-build rivals in terms of either through-life support costs or reliability.
To date, Colombia and Brazil have signed up for IAI's B767 MMTT conversions, with one 767-200 and two 767-300 aircraft respectively. Besides South Korea, IAI is also looking at offering nations a pooled tanker capability, similar in scope to the three Boeing C-17 Globemaster III transport aircraft operated by NATO's Strategic Airlift Capability.