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bowser

(ˈbaʊzə)
n
1. (Aeronautics) a tanker containing fuel for aircraft, military vehicles, etc
2. obsolete Austral and NZ a petrol pump
[originally a US proprietary name, from S. F. Bowser, US inventor, who made the first one in 1885]
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Last year, the country's largest ever refueler was completed and enter the waters.
Schierberl said ARSAG is using lessons learned from operations like Unified Protector to prepare for the KC-46 and other new tanker platforms, like the KC-30, the Royal Australian air force's new air refueler.
In the course of his career, he has flown more than 4,500 mishap-free hours in the AV-8, F-5 and F/A-18 and as a co-pilot in every type/model/series tilt-rotor, rotary-winged and air refueler aircraft in the Marine Corps inventory.
We certainly continue to have an ongoing presence in Op Impact, both with our air-to-air refueler, CP-140, and helicopters in Iraq.
EMD-2, the first fully configured KC-46 aerial refueler, is slated to take to the skies in April.
Accordingly, Australia's F/A-18F Super Hornets: E-7A Wedgetail airborne early warning aircraft: KC-30A Airborne refueler are through with their preliminary flights from Australia's Middle East base.
The first operational use of Harvest Hawk occurred in Afghanistan in November 2010, when a Hellfire was fired from a KC-130J of Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron VMGR-352 'Raiders', operating from Kandahar.
The US probably couldn't have fought the air wars over Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya without the KC-135 Stratotanker, the Air Force's main aerial refueler, which allows fighter jets to remain airborne on long flights.
He served in Vietnam as a jet refueler with the Marines.
Boeing Boeing signed up to a fixed-price incentive deal to design the KC-135 refueler replacements.
The PAF, besides demonstrating the lethality of its combat aircraft, also showcased its new force multipliers, the IL-78 air-to-air refueler and the Saab 2000 AEW & C aircraft equipped with Erieye Radar.