US to supply Israel with Boeing KC-46A Pegasus refueling aircraft

US to supply Israel with Boeing KC-46A Pegasus refueling aircraft

The Israeli Air Force will soon begin to receive the American Boeing KC-46A Pegasus tanker aircraft. The delivery of eight tankers has already been approved by the US State Department, reports bmpd.


On March 3 this year, the US Department of Defense's Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) sent a notice to the U.S. Congress about the upcoming sale of eight Boeing KC-46A Pegasus tankers to Israel. Delivery will be carried out through the American program of intergovernmental foreign military sales Foreign Military Sales (FMS). In addition to eight aircraft, the Israeli military will receive related equipment, spare parts and technical support. The agreement also includes training for pilots and maintenance staff.

The declared value of the estimated delivery will be $ 2,4 billion, but the planes will be delivered on account of US aid. As part of the Israeli Air Force, KS-46A tankers should replace the nine currently used Boeing 707 aircraft refitted as tankers.

As noted, Israel will become the second foreign customer after Japan, KS-46A tanker aircraft, created on the basis of the Boeing 767-200ER. Japan ordered the delivery of the KC-46A Pegasus back in 2016 with the delivery of the first aircraft in 2020. The US Air Force began receiving these tankers in January 2019.
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  1. Honest Citizen 5 March 2020 12: 40 New
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    I do not quite understand why Israel needs refueling aircraft.
    Or is it a way of pumping money?
    1. iouris 5 March 2020 12: 46 New
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      To strike Iran. There is only one question: before the election in the USA or after?
      1. Svarog 5 March 2020 12: 49 New
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        Quote: iouris
        To strike Iran. There is only one question: before the election in the USA or after?

        It is quite possible ... although this threatens with a world war ... if the Turks force it, and even strike Iran ... the situation will become uncontrollable .. Nevertheless, I do not think that Trump will decide to attack Iran, but Biden can imagine it. .
      2. Zeev Zeev 5 March 2020 13: 06 New
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        “As part of the Israeli Air Force, KS-46A tankers should replace the nine currently used Boeing 707 aircraft refitted as tankers.”
      3. Zeev Zeev 5 March 2020 13: 21 New
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        To attack Iran, it is quite possible to use American, French and British refueling. Fortunately, joint exercises with them are held regularly.
        1. Zoldat_A 5 March 2020 13: 47 New
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          Quote: Zeev Zeev
          To attack Iran, it is quite possible to use American, French and British refueling. Fortunately, joint exercises with them are held regularly.

          Has Israel, following the example of its "older-younger" brothers, decided to wage imperialist wars? Everything is clear with America. Does Israel also lack "living space"? Or did you decide to correct the mistake of Moses, who led Jews through the desert for 40 years and found the only place in the Middle East where there is no oil (not my joke - a Jewish friend told about 20 years ago)?

          And I don’t understand - why do Iran need tankers in principle. Its territory is 500 kilometers from north to south. Yes, even bombard Tehran - three thousand round-trip. What normal bomber cannot fly without refueling? But An-2, Israel, Iran was going to bomb ...

          Or to Moscow - in the world it is now fashionable and America will approve ...

          It seems to me that everything is much simpler. "We’ll sell refuelers to you, but we’ll refuel them ourselves when we bomb who we don't like who has oil who have no democracy ". That is, they have refueled their tankers, and if they also withdraw money for this, then life has been completely successful.
          1. Zeev Zeev 5 March 2020 14: 16 New
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            More fuel, less bombs. In addition, the airstrike didn’t take off - flew over - hit - returned, it’s also maneuvers, a waiting area, while others will take out air defense, these are low altitudes and different speed modes with different fuel consumption. Without refueling, you can only bomb in areas and in the complete absence of air defense.
      4. knn54 5 March 2020 14: 18 New
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        I would venture to suggest that in Libya ...
      5. TermNachTer 5 March 2020 19: 54 New
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        And where will he refuel - in the airspace of Syria or Iraq? I think their air defense, with pleasure will practice shooting at such a huge target.
    2. Oleg1263 5 March 2020 12: 46 New
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      To keep patrolling aircraft longer in flight.
      1. Zoldat_A 5 March 2020 13: 53 New
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        Quote: oleg1263
        To keep patrolling aircraft longer in flight.

        What is there to patrol by air? 500 kilometers from north to south and 120 from east to west.
    3. Lord of the Sith 5 March 2020 12: 46 New
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      Schaub Bulo. laughing
      The Yankees will tell the Jews to hide in the next military adventure, and that’s needed.
    4. Skubudu 5 March 2020 14: 03 New
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      It's time to rename the Israel Defense Forces, air tankers are redundant and expensive for the defense of such a small country.
      1. Zeev Zeev 5 March 2020 14: 17 New
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        We have been using tankers for forty years now. The army was not renamed.
    5. Vitaly gusin 5 March 2020 21: 15 New
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      Quote: Honest Citizen
      I do not quite understand why Israel needs refueling aircraft.

      F-35 aircraft reconnoitered the Iranian nuclear industry, flying over Tehran, Isfahan, Arak and several other major cities of the country. Being at a great height. Some time later refueling over Iraq again the same route safely returned to their airfields in Israel.
  2. Zeev Zeev 5 March 2020 12: 47 New
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    Israel uses aircraft tankers to provide airstrikes over long distances from Israel. For example, in Tunisia.
    1. iouris 5 March 2020 12: 54 New
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      Quote: Zeev Zeev
      For example, in Tunisia.

      Yeah. Not in Iran, but, on the contrary, in Tunisia. All right, boom that this is very truthful information.
      1. Zeev Zeev 5 March 2020 13: 00 New
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        Well, the Israeli Air Force inflicted a blow to Tunisia. In Iran, no.
      2. Vitaly gusin 5 March 2020 21: 23 New
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        Quote: iouris
        All right, boom that this is very truthful information.

        And in Sudan they were applied several times.
    2. Ratmir_Ryazan 5 March 2020 13: 02 New
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      And what is the need for Israel to bomb Tunisia?
      1. Zeev Zeev 5 March 2020 13: 03 New
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        In 1985, the PLO headquarters were attacked by the Israeli Air Force in Tunisia.
  3. askort154 5 March 2020 12: 53 New
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    The delivery of eight tankers has already been approved by the US State Department, the bmpd blog reports.

    Micro-country, the size of which is 400 x 90 km (together with Palestine), 8 refueling? ! fool One is not needed there. So the USA is
    plans for his use, or jointly against someone.
    (Iran No. 1).
    1. Whalebone 5 March 2020 13: 00 New
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      This is called the "modern air force." Loaded with full ammunition, take-off with half-empty tanks, refueled, and flew to work.
    2. Zeev Zeev 5 March 2020 13: 08 New
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      “As part of the Israeli Air Force, KS-46A tankers should replace the nine currently used Boeing 707 aircraft refitted as tankers.”
      Or do you think there yourself that our Air Force destroyed Iraqi and Syrian nuclear reactors without refueling in the air?
      1. Zoldat_A 5 March 2020 13: 59 New
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        Quote: Zeev Zeev
        Or do you think there yourself that our Air Force destroyed Iraqi and Syrian nuclear reactors without refueling in the air?

        And did you need it? Or is Israel living according to the precepts of Greta Tumberg - the principal opponents of the nuclear power plant?
        1. Zeev Zeev 5 March 2020 14: 08 New
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          We are fundamentally against nuclear weapons from hostile regimes.
        2. Krasnodar 5 March 2020 16: 12 New
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          Quote: Zoldat_A

          And did you need it? Or is Israel living according to the precepts of Greta Tumberg - the principal opponents of the nuclear power plant?

          That's right. Let aluminum, cast iron, Uranium and Plutonium be mined by windmills. Eco-friendly, clean, useful!
        3. Keyser soze 5 March 2020 16: 35 New
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          Greta Thumberg


          Can't read or can't remember? Let's help - Greta Tintin Eleonora Ernman Thunberg, [²ɡreːta ²tʉːnbærj] in a nutshell - Tunberg.
          1. Zoldat_A 5 March 2020 16: 44 New
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            Quote: Keyser Soze
            Greta Thumberg


            Can't read or can't remember? Let's help - Greta Tintin Eleonora Ernman Thunberg, [²ɡreːta ²tʉːnbærj] in a nutshell - Tunberg.

            Do you have her portrait hanging on the wall?
            I don’t give a damn deeply, Tumberg, Thunberg, Pumberg or whoever she is there ... A crazy girl who is completely crazy and needs to be treated not by the UN, but treated.

            And yes. Thank you, of course, for helping my dementia, but I’ll somehow live with her. While satisfied. I remember some letters.
            1. Keyser soze 5 March 2020 18: 02 New
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              And yes. Thank you, of course, for helping my dementia, but I’ll somehow live with her.


              Well then let me read an article in your place. Because your post tells me that you did not read it:
              America will put them for itself, and also to withdraw money from this from bosom friends - it’s absolutely beauty.


              The article historically mentions that the Americans are supplying this equipment as gratuitous aid to Israel, so the last aircraft are zero.
              1. Zoldat_A 5 March 2020 18: 43 New
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                Quote: Keyser Soze
                The article historically mentions that the Americans are supplying this equipment as gratuitous aid to Israel, so the last aircraft are zero.

                Not at all zero. "At the expense of help" - this means that at the expense of the annual rent from America to Israel. And not at cost, I think, but at a selling price. So how is this different from a regular sale?

                And yes. I read, maybe a little badly, but the Bulgarian could teach the Russian language.

                Hunting to leave manure for a fan - to you on the sites ... Yes, you and your own have enough.
                1. Keyser soze 5 March 2020 19: 00 New
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                  Hunting to leave manure for a fan - to you on ukrosayt ...


                  Not at all, Comrade Generalimus! I just want to correct your inaccuracies, otherwise it turns out rubbish, something like this:

                  "At the expense of help" - this means that at the expense of the annual rent from America to Israel.


                  I do not know about rent, but I know that the United States annually provides free aid to Israel in the amount of $ 3 billion. The condition for receipt is the purchase of American military equipment. So the cost is zero.

                  And not at cost, I think, but at a selling price. So how is this different from a regular sale?


                  This is the sale in its purest form! You guessed!!! What is the cost - Boeing is a private company. She can not give at cost. This only happens to you, but from here comes the difference in the salary of an American engineer and a Russian.
                  1. DymOk_v_dYmke 5 March 2020 19: 29 New
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                    Quote: Keyser Soze
                    I do not know about rent, but I know that the United States annually provides free aid to Israel in the amount of $ 3 billion. The condition for receipt is the purchase of American military equipment. So the cost is zero.

                    This is just an item of military expenditures, taken beyond the military budget and disguised as gratuitous assistance.
                    Germany increases the spending on the defense industry disguises as compensation for the Holocaust, supplying submarines to the same Israel.
              2. Vitaly gusin 5 March 2020 21: 31 New
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                Quote: Keyser Soze
                The article historically mentions that the Americans are supplying this equipment as gratuitous aid to Israel, so the last aircraft are zero.

                In black and white:
                "The declared value of the estimated delivery will be $ 2,4 billion, but the planes will be delivered on account of US aid. "
                US aid 3,8 myrd. in year.
            2. Piramidon 5 March 2020 18: 38 New
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              Quote: Zoldat_A
              I don't care deeply, Tumberg, Thunberg

              And you allow yourself to be called Ichor or Achar? Distorting names is the level of kindergarten teasers.
              1. Zoldat_A 5 March 2020 18: 47 New
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                Quote: Piramidon
                Quote: Zoldat_A
                I don't care deeply, Tumberg, Thunberg

                And you allow yourself to be called Ichor or Achar? Distorting names is the level of kindergarten teasers.

                I’m writing to the "reprimand".
                There is already one Bulgarian here - he teaches me the Russian language ...
      2. Krasnodar 5 March 2020 16: 10 New
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        Quote: Zeev Zeev

        Or do you think there yourself that our Air Force destroyed Iraqi and Syrian nuclear reactors without refueling in the air?

        Without refueling both)).
    3. voyaka uh 5 March 2020 13: 50 New
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      Good question! good
      These new aircraft are not just refueling. They have a modular cargo volume design. It can be easily converted from tankers to transporters and even to bombers. They are equipped with missile defense systems.
      And Israel will additionally supply them with anti-aircraft missile systems.
    4. Zoldat_A 5 March 2020 13: 57 New
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      Quote: askort154
      One is not needed there. So the USA is
      plans for his use, or jointly against someone.
      (Iran No. 1).

      He said a little higher - America will put them for itself, and also to remove money for this from bosom friends - it’s absolutely beauty.
      "I will sell you a coat. Only it is too big for you, so I will wear it myself."
  4. Pavel57 5 March 2020 13: 23 New
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    What if you need to fly to bomb Iran, but there are no refueling agents.

    Well, and Uncle Sam to do nice.
  5. _Ugene_ 5 March 2020 13: 35 New
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    a small and very peaceful country, Israel, 400km long, 100km wide, 5,5 times smaller in area than the Volgograd region, they need a bunch of tanker planes, well, of course this is for defense, because they are not aggressive
    1. Whalebone 5 March 2020 14: 20 New
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      Well, then over the past 70 years, the area has not grown much for the aggressor? Even Sinai was returned to Egypt (I would not give, for example, by the right of the winner)
      1. _Ugene_ 5 March 2020 21: 26 New
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        Quote: Whalebone
        Well, then over the past 70 years, the area has not grown much for the aggressor?

        in our time this is not an indicator, in the USA, for example, the area has not grown at all
    2. Vitaly gusin 5 March 2020 21: 40 New
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      Quote: _Ugene_
      the small and very peaceful country of Israel,

      I will grieve or make you happy
      The Bonn International Conversion Center annually presents the global militarization index (GMI), which reflects the relative weight and importance of the military machine of a country in relation to society as a whole. The index covers 154 states
      Israel topped the rating: With a population of about nine million people, the IDF has 169 thousand troops and 465 thousand reservists, and 4,3 percent of GDP is spent on military spending.
      That is why Israel has existed for 72 years, despite all the attempts of some neighbors and their assistants to get rid of it.
      1. _Ugene_ 6 March 2020 13: 38 New
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        so am I, in fact, about the same
        it is, like, sarcasm
  6. gmb
    gmb 5 March 2020 16: 04 New
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    Sofa commanders sit and discuss a topic in which they do not understand nichrome, and think to themselves all silliness.
  7. Shahno 5 March 2020 18: 07 New
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    Quote: Keyser Soze
    And yes. Thank you, of course, for helping my dementia, but I’ll somehow live with her.


    Well then let me read an article in your place. Because your post tells me that you did not read it:
    America will put them for itself, and also to withdraw money from this from bosom friends - it’s absolutely beauty.


    The article historically mentions that the Americans are supplying this equipment as gratuitous aid to Israel, so the last aircraft are zero.

    Why zero. And respect ... laughing
  8. high 6 March 2020 01: 02 New
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    [quote = Zoldat_A
    Has Israel, following the example of its "older-younger" brothers, decided to wage imperialist wars? Everything is clear with America. Does Israel also lack "living space"? Or did you decide to correct the mistake of Moses, who led Jews through the desert for 40 years and found the only place in the Middle East where there is no oil (not my joke - a Jewish friend told about 20 years ago)? . [/ quote]
    Iran does not hide that its main task, to destroy Israel, has been a war for more than a dozen years.
    Iran is at war with Israel from Syria, Lebanon, Gaza ..... it can’t fight from its territory, according to media reports, two Israeli submarines are constantly on duty near Iran, with the ability to turn Iran into a desert ...