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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Other than the sale of arms, perhaps the most significant contribution to the coalition's ability to commit genocide in Yemen has been the provision of fuel and midair refueling of coalition warplanes, (https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/trump-administration-to-end-refueling-for-saudi-coalition-aircraft-in-yemen/2018/11/09/d08ff6c3-babd-4958-bcca-cdb1caa9d5b4_story.html?utm_term=.b66185ea63b1) which was halted in early November 2018 .
According to the former officials, the vote signaled that lawmakers are worried about Yemeni civilian deaths, but that Riyadh can expect continued US support with targeting and the midair refueling of its warplanes in Yemen.
stopped its (https://www.democracynow.org/2016/12/15/journalist_iona_craig_the_us_could) midair refueling of Saudi bomber planes, the war would end shortly thereafter.
The resolution has to reiterate the irrefutable fact that the US has assisted Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates in conducting aerial bombings in Yemen and provided midair refueling services to their warplanes.
The year 1966 also recalls the Palomares B52 Crash, when a United States Air Force bomber accidentally collided with a tanker during midair refueling over the Mediterranean Sea.
Those flights included midair refueling, coordinated strikes to an exceptionally long distance, and dogfights.
The exercises took place in late October, with reports saying that they involved midair refueling of fighter jets and quick touchdown landings by Israel Air Force combat helicopters in Cyprus.
At least, the government should fully disclose the MOU's content and make an announcement each time an ASDF plane provides midair refueling to a U.S.
and Western operations, as it is used for ferrying tens of thousands of troops in and out of Afghanistan each year and also hosts planes used for midair refueling of combat craft.The closure decision by Kyrgyzstan was widely seen as a bid by the Kyrgyz authorities for financial support from Soviet-era master Moscow.Analysts have speculated that an 11th hour deal could still be done between Kyrgyzstan and the U.S.
In early June the Israeli air force conducted the largest exercise in its 60-year history, flying more than 100 fighter bombers more than 900 miles--the roundtrip distance to some of Iran's principal nuclear targets--with the assistance of midair refueling tankers and helicopters to rescue downed pilots.
and Los Angeles-based Northrop Grumman to build a fleet of new midair refueling tankers.