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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"Analysis of boom aerial refueling testing to date showed a significant number of instances where the boom nozzle contacted the receiver aircraft outside the refueling receptacle," the report said.
The simulation analysis shows the curves of the probe-drogue docking success probability with the standard deviation of the drogue central position, the maximum distance from the drogue central position to the equilibrium position, the actuation error, and the standard deviation of the actuation error, respectively, which can provide an important theoretical basis for the engineering application of PDARS docking maneuver decision during the aerial refueling.
The UAE intends to use its A330 MRTTs for aerial refueling of its F-16E/F Block 60 and Mirage 2000 fighters.
Robb, who was giving testimony at a Congress subcommittee, presented the material gaps in the IDF's preparedness to an attack on Iran, and called on the United States to provide Israel with KC-135 aerial refueling military aircrafts and 200 bunker-busting munitions to supplement the 100 Israel already holds.
Boeing will build 179 next-generation aerial refueling tanker aircraft that will begin to replace the Air Force's fleet of 416 KC-135 tankers.
"AATC's work on the aerial refueling tanker contract will serve to strengthen our [22-year] partnership with Boeing."
WASHINGTON: Five US Senators urged President Barack Obama on Friday to deny Boeing s commercial rival Airbus a politically charged contract to build a fleet of US aerial refueling tankers.
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30 the posting of the KCX aerial refueling aircraft Request for Proposal to the Federal Business Opportunities Web site, signaling the official launch of the Air Force's number one priority acquisition program.
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During their third and final aerial refueling of the mission, they experienced a brute force disconnect with a KC-135.

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