dual-role tanker

dual-role tanker

Dual-role tankers carry support personnel, supplies, and equipment for the deploying force while escorting and/or refueling combat aircraft to the area of responsibility. Dual-role tankers can minimize the total lift requirement while providing critical cargo and personnel at the combat aircraft's time of arrival. See also air refueling.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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