Iran buys 100 Russian refueling aircraft for its air force to reach any point in the Mideast Pamela Geller / Atlas Shrugs
Flush with American cash —
“Iran buys 100 Russian refueling aircraft for its air force to reach any point in the Mid East,” by Debka, July 22, 2105
Russian IL78 MKI tanker aircraft sold to Iran in defiance of the international arms embargo, Iran last week placed an order with Moscow for a huge fleet of 100 Russian IL78 MKI tanker aircraft (NATO: Midas) for refueling its air force in mid-flight, thereby extending its range to 7,300 km.
This is reported exclusively by debkafile from its military and intelligence sources. The transaction runs contrary to the terms of the nuclear accord the six world powers and Iran signed in Vienna earlier this month.
These tanker planes can simultaneously refuel six to eight warplanes....