whats the latest on those Air-refueling simulators?
Any companies have showed interest or anything? And which companies are expected to be involved.
There has been some info reagrding PAF AAR , i dont know whether it has been shared before on this thread or not
The info is that the South African Instructors are teaching PAF pilots Air to Air refueling while besides 7 sqn Mirages being modified with Air to Air refueling probes, some 27 sqn Mirages have also been equipped with Air refueling probes
PAF IL-78 in China
PAF IL-78 have 3 x UPAZ-1M Sakalin refueling pods, there is one under each wing wheres the 3rd one?
also is there any pics of 3 x Mirage refueling by the Il-78?
The F-16s without A2A Refuel capability is alarming and something must be done about it. You cannot have around 60-80 (in-case of any further induction) of your best fighter jets without A2A refuel capability. The IL-78 today can only refuel Mirage, and latter on JF-17 and J-10. 2-3 aerial refueler would do in my opinion.
Possible options may include:
The KC-46 can refuel all fixed-wing receiver aircraft, carry more passengers, cargo and patients, and offer enhanced survivability with robust defensive systems and cockpit armor protection. With unmatched operational flexibility the KC-46 is a mobility game changer.
With its optimum size and capability, and overall operational flexibility, the KC-767 International Global Tanker aerial refueling tanker is built, flown, tested, and certified, with three delivered and in operational service today.
A derivative of the Boeing commercial DC-10-30 convertible freighter, the KC-10 Extender is an advanced tanker/cargo aircraft. It is designed to provide rapid, worldwide force projection for the armed services, as well as for humanitarian or peacekeeping missions.
In operation since 1957, the KC-135 Stratotanker is used primarily to re-fuel aircraft during flight. Modified KC-135s, however, serve as flying command posts, pure transport, electronic reconnaissance, and photo mapping craft.
KC-46A and modified KC-135 are much better in my opinion.
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