13 November 2012 'Intelligent' system developed for flight refuelling 'Intelligent' system developed for flight refuelling Icon Aerospace has developed technology that is said to enable an 'intelligent connector' for in flight refuelling. The IconIC hose system blends power, telemetry cables and fibre optics for data transfer, enabling control and communication functions between a tanker and receiver aircraft during mid air refuelling. Calvin Tan, Icon's chief technology officer, said: "The hose system opens up an array of possibilities for functions such as drogue location and hose positioning, as well as for computer diagnostics and on board reprogramming." Author Laura Hopperton Comment on this article Websites http://iconaerospacegroup.com/ Companies Icon Aerospace This material is protected by MA Business copyright See Terms and Conditions. One-off usage is permitted but bulk copying is not. For multiple copies contact the sales team. What you think about this article: Add your comments Name Email Comments Your comments/feedback may be edited prior to publishing. Not all entries will be published. Please view our Terms and Conditions before leaving a comment.