The United States has rejected a request to advance the delivery of refueling aircraft to Israel.
The U.S. military refused to deliver two of the four planes agreed upon between the parties.
The IDF recently asked the US military to bring forward the receipt of two of the four advanced refueling planes whose purchase was agreed between the parties following Defense Minister Beni Gantz’s visit to the US, but the Americans refused, the Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper reported this morning (Monday). .
Israel was interested in bringing forward the delivery of the aircraft that would be used for the benefit of the readiness for the possibility of a military attack in Iran. According to the deal, the delivery of the planes should only take place in four years.
These are KC-46 refueling aircraft that reach a range of more than 11,000 km and stay in the air for more than 11 hours.
The defense establishment intends to continue to put pressure on the U.S. military in an attempt to get at least one of the planes over the next few months.