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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Air Force that can refuel all allied and coalition military aircraft compatible with international aerial refueling procedures and can carry passengers, cargo and patients.
On this mission, Sergeant McClary said he refueled two aircraft, both EC-130S, that couldn't complete their missions without aerial refueling.
These subsidies have given Airbus an unfair advantage in the competition to replace aerial refueling tankers at the Department of Defense," wrote Democratic Senators Maria Cantwell and Debbie Stabenow as well as Republican Senators Sam Brownback, Pat Roberts, and Kit Bond.
The primary mission of the KC-X will be to provide aerial refueling to United States military and coalition aircraft in the global war on terror and other missions.
Completing 100 test flights shows great progress toward delivering the world's most advanced aerial refueling tanker,'' said Mark McGraw, Boeing vice president of Tanker Programs.
However, the Air Force conventional variant is being designed with a different aerial refueling method than those used by the two other JSF variants.
During their third and final aerial refueling of the mission, they experienced a brute force disconnect with a KC-135.
air forces are expected to renew a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on aerial refueling in Thailand and vicinity, according to a Thai government document seen Monday.
The ACU provides the control interfaces necessary for movement of the aerial refueling boom.
As per the contract, Engility will be responsible to support the Air Traffic Control Systems Division to develop new technologies to carry out automated aerial refueling with commercial and military tankers and manned and unmanned air systems.
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Iranian Navy experts and pilots managed, for the first time, to carry out aerial refueling with mine-sweeper RH helicopters.
Navy team has successfully conducted the preliminary design review (PDR) for its E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Aerial Refueling system.

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