Iran Has Added Aerial Refueling to One of Its Aged U.S. Commando Copters

Iran has fitted one of its old, American-made RH-53D helicopters—nose number “704”—with an inflight-refueling probe, allowing the heavy, long-range copter to extend its flying distance even farther by drawing gas from an airborne tanker. The retrofit—apparent in recent state media photos—is the latest evidence of Tehran’s desperate yet resourceful efforts to maintain and even improve […]