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drogue

[drōg]
(aerospace engineering)
A small parachute attached to a body for stabilization and deceleration. Also known as deceleration parachute.
A funnel-shaped device at the end of the hose of a tanker aircraft in flight, to receive the probe of another aircraft that will take on fuel.
(engineering)
A device, such as a sea anchor, usually shaped like a funnel or cone and dragged or towed behind a boat or seaplane for deceleration, stabilization, or speed control.
A current-measuring assembly consisting of a weighted current cross, sail, or parachute and an attached surface buoy. Also known as drag anchor; sea anchor.

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i. A funnel-shaped part at the end of the hose of a tanker aircraft used in air refueling. It drags out the hose, stabilizes it, and prepares it to receive the probe of the receiving aircraft.
ii. A fabric cone used as a windsock.
iii. A parachute meant to extract the main canopy of a parachute. A parachute to stabilize the ejection seat after it has cleared the aircraft.
iv. Fabric that is towed behind an aircraft as a target for air-to-air and surface-to-air gunnery practice.
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Air Force helicopters and all Navy and Marine Corps aircraft use the hose and drogue method of refuelling.
A l'evidence, pendant le ramadan, nombreux sont les individus qui s'adonnent a toutes les formes de drogues pour rechercher des sensations fortes, tout en restant dans une certaine legalite par rapport a l'autre.
The plane uses GPS to approach the tanker until it is about 20 feet from the drogue, at which point the optical system takes over, McLean said.
I started to visualize what would happen as the drogue first hit the ground.
A cet egard, le service prefectoral de la police judiciaire a arrete, au cours de la meme periode, trois personnes recherchees au titre de plus de 80 mandats d'arret nationaux pour leur implication dans le trafic de drogues dures.
Sur un autre plan, mais toujours dans le cadre de la campagne du ministere de l'Interieur pour retablir l'ordre et retrouver la securite dans le pays, des quantites de drogues ont ete saisies et les trafiquants arretes dans la region d'Al-Wayli.
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The Navy and Marine Corps fighters use a probe that extends from the fighter to receive fuel when inserted into a drogue, which is a basket-like device on the end of a hose that extends from the tanker.
A variety of life-saving devices travel through their section, including U-2 and T-38 personnel parachutes, U-2 and T-38 drogue chutes, one-man life rafts, and life preservers.
The tanker releases a hose with a drogue (a funnel-shaped device) attached to it.
These flight tests confirm the viability of our technology for aerial refueling drogue stabilization and tanker-relative navigation, including in a GPS-denied scenario," said Stuart Mullan, president, Military Business for GE Aviation Systems.
L'Organisation nationale des associations pour la sauvegarde de la jeunesse (Onasj) a presente, lundi dernier a Alger, son plan national de prevention de proximite de la lutte contre la consommation de drogue.