Expanded Reach

Ben-David, Alon
January 2010
Aviation Week & Space Technology;1/11/2010, Vol. 172 Issue 2, p22
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the upgrade of the Israeli Air Force's (IAF) fleet of KC-707 to address nuclear threat from Iran. The government awarded the 23-million-U.S.-dollar contract to Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) in 2008 to improve the long-range strike capacity of the aircraft. The modifications includes replacement of the analog cockpit with six-multifunction displays and installation of communications equipment and refueling boom similar to the one used by the U.S. Air Force (USAF). The first upgraded KC-707 was delivered to IAF in November 2009.


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