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G550 Tactical Smart Tanker (TST)

Country of Origin: Israel


The Tactical Smart Tanker (TST) was a concept considered by the Israeli air force for a fleet of small tankers based on the Gulfstream 550 business jet. Israel Aerospace Industries and General Dynamic's Gulfstream subsidiary developed the tanker concept. The TST was intended to be inexpensive, while providing significant refueling capabilities.

The tanker was to be able to deliver 40,000 lb (18,100 kg) of fuel through a boom or probe configuration at a combat radius of 600 mi (970...

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