aerial refueling

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aerial refueling

A method of extending the range of military aircraft by refueling them from tanker aircraft in air. Air refueling can be done by tanker aircraft or by specially modified combat aircraft. In the latter case, it is known as buddy refueling. Also known as air-to-air refueling. See also buddy refueling.
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Further support to the French in its campaign against ISIL in both Syria and Iraq has also been offered, including assistance with air-to-air refuelling.
Today I've offered President Hollande the use of RAF Akrotiri for French aircraft engaged in counter-ISIL operations and additional assistance with air-to-air refuelling," Cameron said in a statement to reporters.
The XH558 was one of the last six Vulcans in service, all of which had been converted for air-to-air refuelling.
The original mission saw the deployment of six CF-18 fighter jets, one CC-150 Polaris air-to-air refuelling aircraft, and two CP-140 Aurora surveillance aircraft.
Voyagers based at RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire were sent to provide air-to-air refuelling support while communications and radar assistance was given from the National Air Defence Operations Centre.
Voyagers based at RAF Brize Norton, in Oxfordshire, were sent to provide air-to-air refuelling support while communications and radar assistance was given from the National Air Defence Operations Centre.
An RAF spokesman said: "We'start planningthe trail four weeks in advance and determine where each air-to-air refuelling will take place.
Tornado jets are supported by a Voyager air-to-air refuelling aircraft.
For getting the FOC, an aircraft has to be fitted with air-to-air refuelling system.
On Monday 24th March two TriStaras of 216 Squadron based at RAF Brize Norton flew an air-to-air refuelling mission over the North Sea before one conducted flypasts at airfields associated with its history.
The Block-II will have improved versions of avionics sub-systems, air-to-air refuelling capability, additional weapons carriage capability and some extra operational capabilities.
NUNEATON-based air cadets got to see their parent service in action when they visited Royal Air Force Brize Norton, the home of the UK's strategic air transport and air-to-air refuelling capability.

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