Israeli company wins Brazil defense bid

March 18, 2013 at 6:25 AM   |   Comments

TEL AVIV, Israel, March 18 (UPI) -- The Brazilian Air Force selected Israel Aerospace Industry to build airborne refueling systems for a number of Boeing 767-300 aircraft, the company said.

"We are very pleased to have won the bid to provide the Brazilian Air Force with multi-mission-tanker and transport aircraft capable of performing air-to-air refueling, strategic troop and cargo transport and aero medical evacuation," Joseph Weiss, company president and chief executive officer, said Sunday. "I see the Brazilian Air Force as a very important and strategic customer."

The Israeli company was chosen over several international bidders to win the contract said to be worth tens of millions of dollars, Israel Radio said.

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