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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London, United Kingdom, July 17, 2019 --(PR.com)-- SMi Group are delighted to announce Embraer Defense & Security as Lead Sponsor of the 20th annual Military Airlift and Air-to-Air Refuelling conference, taking place in Lisbon, Portugal on the 3rd and 4th December 2019.
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