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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Airbus Airbus Military has continued its flight test programme to prove the A400M's ability to undergo inflight refuelling, with a new series of proximity trials having been performed behind a C160 Transall.
An investigation has been launched after minor damage was found on two UK Royal Air Force aircraft shortly after they had completed an inflight refuelling sortie near the Falkland Islands.
That range should put it in the same league as fellow defence groups Meggitt, Ultra Electronics, which has a major facility at Rugeley in Staffordshire, and Cobham, the inflight refuelling specialist.
4-litre V8 petrol version you will need to devise some sort of inflight refuelling strategy for journeys longer than eight miles.
These modifications and additions include an obogs, inflight refuelling, Elisra self-defence suite, Elop head-up display, Elta Dash 4 helmet-mounted sight, a Honeywell inertial navigation system and new missiles.
The contract is critical to EAD's attempt to break rival Boeing's global monopoly on military inflight refuelling.
Huawei, China's largest cellphone manufacturer, is releasing a phone that can be thought of as the inflight refuelling system of the mobile world: it can be used to recharge other phones.