KC-390 connects with Cobham pods
The Embraer KC-390 multi-mission medium transport aircraft has made a series of connections with a Brazilian Air Force F5 fighter using Cobham's 912E Wing Air Refuelling Pods, Cobham announced on 22 February.
The connections occurred during flight trials out of Santa Cruz Air Force Base in Brazil. This is the first time the pods have been used for an airborne connection.
The 912E pod has been designed for the KC-390 programme, enabling the aircraft to refuel using wide number of receivers at extended ranges.
The Brazilian Air Force is the launch customer for the KC-390, which is scheduled to enter service in 2018.
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