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aerial refueling (redirected from Boom 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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The advanced system provides increased boom control and responsiveness compared to existing boom refueling
systems, enabling aircraft to refuel more safely and easily in all weather conditions.
The advanced control system provides increased boom control and responsiveness compared to existing boom refueling
systems, while the built in actuator and control system redundancy increases safety and dispatch reliability.
The tanker will be capable of refueling aircraft from wing mounted prove and drogue refueling pods, from an aft centerline Hose Drum Unit (HDU), or from a flying boom refueling