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 first two Boeing KC-46 Pegasus aircraft departed Everett's Paine Field yesterday morning for McConnell Air Force Base, where the 22nd Air Refueling Wing will be the first unit to have the world's newest air refuelling tankers.
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 $1.38 billion.
THE US Air Force has awarded a $35bn contract to build the next generation of air refuelling tankers to Boeing, scuppering the hopes of European bidder Airbus.
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.
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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.