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Midair Refuellers Tender - Airbus A330 MRTT Vs Boeing KC-46 Vs IL-78

Discussion in 'Indian Air Force' started by PARIKRAMA, Feb 26, 2017.

  1. vstol jockey

    vstol jockey Colonel MILITARY STRATEGIST

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    They can be repaired easily.
     
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    somedude Captain FULL MEMBER

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    The idea of combining tanker and AWACS makes no sense to me. It reminds me of E-10 project which aimed to be simultaneously an E-3, an E-4, an E-8, and an RC-135. Why was it abandoned? Because of the differences in mission profiles, you would still need as many aircraft as before anyway, but now each aircraft is that much more expensive because they have capabilities that they do not need for their mission.
     
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    Sancho Lt. Colonel Technical Analyst

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    https://www.defensenews.com/air/201...ther-kc-46-cost-overrun-this-time-worth-329m/
     
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