U.S. Ospreys and Air Tankers Put Iran in Israel’s Reach

Friday June 28, 2013 3:16 PM - One Comment

iran-nuclearThe U.S. plans to give Israel weapons that would enable it to send ground forces against Iranian nuclear facilities that it can’t penetrate from the air. The deal includes air-refueling aircraft, advanced radars for F-15 fighter jets, and up to eight V-22 Ospreys, an aircraft that can land like a helicopter and carry two dozen special operations forces with their gear over long distances at aircraft speeds.

The Osprey “is the ideal platform for sending Israeli special forces into Iran,” says Kenneth Pollack, a former CIA analyst now at the Brookings Institution’s Saban Center for Middle East Policy. The Boeing KC-135 “Stratotanker” can refuel Ospreys and other aircraft while airborne and extend their range almost indefinitely.

{Andy Heller-Matzav.com Newscenter}

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One Response to “U.S. Ospreys and Air Tankers Put Iran in Israel’s Reach”

1. Comment from AlbertEinstein
Time June 28, 2013 at 3:52 PM

I wouldn’t use a V-22 unless it had “special treatment”. And such treatment is hard with those big blades.

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