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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And ARSAG is working hard to make sure it will mesh well with the international air refueling community.
At this point, air refueling as we know it today began to develop.
The KC-X's multi-role tanker air refueling capability; defensive systems; ability to be air refueled; and robust cargo, passenger and medical evacuation capability provide enhanced air mobility operations--from training to contingencies to nuclear operations.
In July 2002, AMC reviewed the CCAR aircraft against the Joint Requirements Oversight Council-approved mission requirements for air refueling aircraft and found that the CCAR airframe meets none of the nine criteria established for air refueling aircraft.
Air refueling strengthens America's total force capability by acting as a force multiplier that enables America's forces to rapidly respond to a wide spectrum of global crisis situations.
More than 860 Airmen are assigned to 155th Air Refueling Wing in a variety of different occupational positions, all of whom contributed to the award.
These unique capabilities, force multiplication and force enhancement, make air refueling an indispensable military resource.
The flight testing utilizes an A310 test-bed aircraft equipped with the EADS Air Refueling Boom System (ARBS), and evaluations to date have focused on a full range of deployment conditions.
Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) was in Columbus where he visited the 121st Air Refueling Wing at the Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base, met with military personnel, and discussed his ongoing work to support their efforts.
The 940th Wing at Beale Air Force Base, California, officially converted back to an air refueling wing and ushered in new leadership during a ceremony June 4.
The air refueling mission is crucial to the American military's global reach and success," said Maj.
11, 2001, Colonel Clark has deployed five times to four different forward operating locations; twice as a director of operations and three times as an expeditionary air refueling squadron commander, including command of the 22nd Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron at Manas AB in 2003.