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in-flight refueling

Definition/Scope: The capability to refuel combat and combat support aircraft in flight, which extends presence, increases range, and allows air forces to bypass areas of potential trouble.

Used For:

aerial refueling
air refueling
air-to-air refueling (AAR)

Broader Terms:

air operations

Related Terms:

aircraft stores
B-52 Stratofortress
C-5 Galaxy
F-16 Fighting Falcon
KC-10A Extender
KC-135 Stratotanker
MC-130P Combat Shadow
OA-10 Thunderbolt II
tanker aircraft

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