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KAI calls on Cobham's expertise for refuelling probe
Thursday, 3 December 2020
Cobham Mission Systems will provide the air refuelling probe for Korea Aerospace industries' FA-50 advanced jet aircraft. The solution will involve a bespoke telescopic probe.

Cobham Mission Systems has been awarded a prime contract from Korea Aerospace Industries to deliver an air refuelling probe solution for its FA-50 advanced jet aircraft. Under this contract, Cobham will design, develop and qualify a telescopic probe solution, which the company anticipates will lead to future serial production requirements for KAI's customer base.

Equipping the FA-50 with an air refuelling probe will enable air refuelling from hose and drogue tankers, enhancing the aircraft's operational flexibility and interoperability.

"Having supported KAI for over a decade, we are delighted to deliver this new operational capability for their impressive FA-50 jet," says Russell Bailey, vice president air-to-air refuelling for Cobham Mission Systems in the UK.

"Recognised for providing leading edge and optimised solutions to meet the air refuelling capability requirements of Air Forces around the world, Cobham Mission Systems is uniquely placed to deliver this project. Our dedicated team looks forward to collaborating closely with KAI to create a bespoke probe design for the FA-50 that will deliver an enhanced operational capability to end users."

Contact details from our directory:
Cobham Mission Systems Division Air Refuelling Systems, Fuel Tanks & Systems, Refueling Equipment, Stores Management Systems, Testing Services
Korea Aerospace Industries Ltd. Airframer
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