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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The epic competition between Airbus' parent company EADS and Boeing for a US$50 billion contract to supply the US Air Force with aerial refuelling tanker planes continues.
Wings for the aerial refuelling tankers would be made at Airbus' plant at Broughton.
Airbus, EADS EADS has insisted that its position on bidding for the US Air Force's KC-X aerial refuelling tanker contract remains "unchanged", despite President Nicolas Sarkozy indicating that the company "will bid" after his US counterpart promised a fair competition.

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