stratotanker


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stratotanker

(ˈstrætəʊˌtæŋkə)
n
an aircraft that can refuel other aircrafts at high speeds and altitudes
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Release date- 04092019 - FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Washington - A KC-135 Stratotanker and Airmen from the 384th Air Refueling Squadron at Fairchild Air Force Base, performed aerial refueling with two F/A-18C Hornets from the Marine Aircraft Group 31 while flying over Georgia, Aug.
and Canadian fighter jets were supported by E-3 Sentry, a KC-135 Stratotanker and a C-130 Tanker.
As the center of excellence for training aircrews for not only air refueling but airlift as well, the 97th AMW is invaluable to the country in projecting power and leading the charge with innovation in training and support for three separate airframes, the C-17 Globemaster III, the KC-135 Stratotanker and now the KC-46.
For more than 60 years of continuous service, the KC-135 Stratotanker has been the core aerial refueling capability for U.S.
Air Force; eight deployments since 9/11, including five times to the Middle East, flying a KC-135 Stratotanker -- she refuels aircraft in flight -- while also pursuing a master's degree in the "operational art of war." Faith and family, she answered.
These two receivers, coupled with testing completed in June of KC-135 Stratotanker refueling the KC-46 as a receiver, are the minimum required for delivery."With this milestone complete, the test program has demonstrated a level of maturity that positions Boeing to deliver, and the Air Force to accept, an aircraft by the end of October 2018," said Dr.
Hasara flew and operated the Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker throughout his career from the late 1980s to 2003.
In addition, Yen said the ministry was also reviewing the possibility of acquiring the country's first military aerial refueling aircraft, the Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker.
A Russian fighter jet intercepted a small group of US warplanes, including Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker military refueling aircraft, two B-1 bombers and one B-52, during the BALTOPS (Baltic Operations) annual training exercise on June 10.
Today, the Michigan ANG flies the A-10 Thunderbolt II, an attack aircraft known affectionately as the "Warthog," and the KC-135 Stratotanker, an aerial refueling aircraft that allows the Air Force to have true global reach.
Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker flew the first mission Tuesday night, providing fuel for a Saudi-owned F-15 Eagle and an F-16 Fighting Falcon operated by the United Arab Emirates air force, Army Col.
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