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Five JAS-39 Gripen aircraft and six pilots have successfully completed 80 refueling contacts with German Airbus 310 MRTT tanker in training within ATARES Program. “The training has increased number of Czech pilots who are able to refuel in the air and advanced capabilities of our flight and, at the same time, advanced combat skills of [...]
European aircraft manufacturer Airbus said Monday that it has won a tender to supply India with six A330 air refueling tankers, a deal potentially worth more than $1.0 billion (770 million euros). “Airbus Military is pleased to confirm that it has been selected by the Government of India as the preferred bidder to supply its [...]
During the meeting of the EDA steering board on 19 November, defence ministers from ten European states signed a letter of intent to work together to boost their military air-to-air refueling capacity. Air-to-air refueling (AAR) is a critical enabler for air power projection and it is required to enable anything beyond short range air combat [...]
France, Germany and the Netherlands agreed Wednesday to team up in order to boost Europe’s fleet of air-to-air refueling aircraft, a key shortcoming identified by last year’s NATO operation in Libya. The three nations announced that they would lead efforts to share existing planes or acquire new ones, such as the Airbus 330 MRTT, hoping [...]
SOUTHWEST ASIA: On Dec. 1, 2009, President Barack Obama announced that an additional 30,000 troops would be sent to Afghanistan to help stabilize the country. Whether in support of airlift missions or combat operations, aircraft fuel delivered by members of the 908th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron here is vital to the success of this surge. [...]
KADENA AIR BASE, Japan: A team of HH-60G Pave Hawk pilots here provided a three-day intensive course on air refueling to Japanese Self Defense Forces helicopter rescue pilots in late March over Japan. The training, given by pilots from the 33rd Rescue Squadron, gave JASDF members hands-on helicopter air refueling training. American pilots put together [...]