on-station time

on-station time

The time an aircraft can remain on station. May be determined by endurance or orders.
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He then contacted the airborne assets to tell them of the situation and to determine their on-station time.
Conducting twelve successful RAS evolutions, fuel was made available to several Navy and Coast Guard vessels in support of JIATF-S Counter-Narcoterrorism operations and maximized their on-station time.
2-meter long Scan Eagle, a product from Boeing and the Insitu Group, has a three-metre wingspan and can remain on station for more than 15 hours, with a 30-hour on-station time planned for future versions.
Aerial refueling can be done during the day and night, greatly increasing the range and on-station time for Marine assets.
The RQ-8B selected by the Army differs from the RQ-8A version being integrated into Navy operations in that it employs a four-bladed versus a three-bladed main rotor, along with several other enhancements to double its on-station time and triple its payload capacity to 600 pounds.
During a time when the Navy's force structure is stretched increasingly thin by operational requirements around the globe, it is expected to produce significant increases in forward-presence and on-station time.
The area was so large that going around it probably would have cut short our on-station time by about one and a half hours, so I proceeded and let the radar do its magic.
Beyond the LASH system itself, we're trying to reintroduce the concept of using airships for both technical and economic reasons," said Huettse, "[Blimps] can perform such missions at 25-30% the cost of a P-3 with unmatched on-station time.
Then, after another aerial refueling, we were to check in with a joint terminal air controller (JTAC) for the remainder of our on-station time.
Since the fall of the Soviet Union and the end to its deep-water ballistic missile submarine threat, the US Navys P-3s have become the unlikely new glamour aircraft, in constant demand by theater and area commanders of all branches, all over the world, who demand its combination of short field performance, organic maintenance capability, range, on-station time, attack capability, and SIGINT/[C.
Being situated close to the battlefield significantly reduces response time and increases on-station time since the Harrier does not have to use precious fuel to travel greater distances to the objective area.