A B-52 bomber of the Strategic Air Command collides with a KC-135 tanker during midair refuelling
31,000ft over the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Spain.
Israeli jet fighters, including F15s and F16s, have taken part in extensive exercises alongside the Greek air force, practising midair refuelling
and "dummy runs" in a show of force to Iran and the international community.
The P- 8I will have a midair refuelling
capability that would provide it longer legs and provide room for extended missions.
military flight tests have shown how drones could handle midair refuelling by themselves, without human pilots, which raises the possibility of automated "flying gas stations" topping off robotic aircraft over future battlefields.
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) recently flew two modified RQ-4 Global Hawk drones in close proximity to simulate midair refuelling.
However one of the most remarkable and eventful highlights was midair refuelling
, performed by latest midair refuelling
aircraft, purchased by PAF; which successfully performed their midair refuelling
tasks on participating F-16 and JF-17 Thunder jet fighters, fully exposing the contemporary capabilities of PAF.
The Ministry of Defence cancelled midair refuelling
of Nimrods and launched an investigation.
SEVEN American air crew were presumed dead last night after their midair refuelling
plane crashed into a mountainside in Pakistan.
Pakistan would be acquiring three more midair refuelling
aircrafts by the next year (2010), The Daily Times reports.
The plane is equipped for midair refuelling
so it can stay aloft almost indefinitely.
Harrier jets, with their midair refuelling
capabilities, will also have the capacity to strike at targets in Afghanistan while providing air support for the naval task force.