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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The planes can be modified for various uses including carrying cargo, transporting troops or carrying out inflight refueling.
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Huawei, China's largest cellphone manufacturer, is releasing a phone that can be thought of as the inflight refueling system of the mobile world: it can be used to recharge other phones.
The development and introduction of inflight refueling of military airplanes, orchestrated by General Curtis E.
Smith's complete inflight refueling history remains to be printed.
The letter also states that the systems Chile is requesting with the Fighting Falcons - enhanced fuel tanks, an inflight refueling capability, the AMRAAMs, and the LANTIRN system (used to target the missiles beyond visual range) - "would provide a power projection capability that is not required for defensive purposes.
Committed to dirty bingo numbers, he tanked in the dirty configuration by extending the inflight refueling probe, using the emergency method.
China will offer the world a glimpse of its inflight refueling aircraft and cutting edge fighter jets for the first time at a military parade celebrating the 50th anniversary of the People's Republic on Oct.
This necessitated inflight refueling several times during the operation to Panama.
Auxiliary equipment includes such items as crop dusting apparatus, armament racks, inflight refueling equipment, and external fuel tanks.
Speel designed the Aircraft Monitoring System (AMOS) that performs remote data acquisition, fuel data control and management of inflight refueling and audio/video recording on board the L-159B.
Air Force contract for the design and manufacture of kits for the installation of new, high-reliability, maintenance-free batteries for the KC-135 inflight refueling aircraft.