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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An Indian Air Force Embraer transport aircraft specialised to conduct Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) function, successfully carried out Air to Air Refuelling (AAR), to fly a long duration flight beyond the aircrafts stated endurance.
Later, it will share the air refuelling effort with the first KC-46," according to an official USAF press release.
Seoul4 (AFP) - South Korea said Tuesday it is considering offers from plane giants Airbus and Boeing as well as Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) to provide air refuelling tankers in a deal estimated to be worth $1.
Air Force participated in a joint aerial refuelling information exchange Wednesday at Pakistan Air Force Base Chaklala as part of an on-going effort to enhance cooperation and develop the air refuelling capabilities of both nations.
Air Force participated in a joint aerial refuelling information exchange yesterday at Pakistan Air Force Base Chaklala as part of an on-going effort to enhance cooperation and develop the air refuelling capabilities of both nations.
Defence chiefs yesterday hinted that their decision on the winning bid for the huge pounds 13 billion contract for air refuelling tankers might be delayed until January.
At the moment, the HAW trains air-to-air refuelling with tankers from the 100th Air Refuelling Wing (100 ARW), USAF, based at RAF Mildenhall, the United Kingdom; the 334 Transport Squadron (334 Sqn), RNLAF, based at Eindhoven Air Base, the Netherlands; and different ANG air refuelling wings stationed on a rotational basis at Geilenkirchen Air Base, Germany.
In the defence realm, EADS will use its excellent position in dual use technologies and platforms to offer a new generation of air refuelling tankers, long range transport, mission aircraft and stand-off strike capabilities.
An Air Force KC-30A Multi-Role Tanker Transport has achieved another milestone in air refuelling after it made its first contact with a Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) F-16D+ Falcon aircraft on Monday 5 October 2016.
We are increasing our virtual training capabilities and the addition of the KC-135 pilot and boom operator flight simulators are a critical piece of our overall MAF DMO and virtual air refuelling effort.
With the ability to connect the various KC-135 training devices to the Distributed Training Center Network, the USAF will have increased capability for virtual air refuelling and air refuelling formation training over a secure network.
The contract -which would last for 27 years -is a crucial programme for the UK armed forces since it will ensure the RAF has an effective air refuelling and air transport capability.