Aussie KC-30 Refuels a B-52

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Donald Allen/US Air Force

Royal Australian Air Force KC-30A Multi Role Tanker Transport A39-005 refuels B-52H Stratofortress 60-0036 assigned to the 419th Flight Test Squadron based at Edwards Air Force Base, California. The test sortie was conducted by members of the Royal Australian Air Force Air Warfare Centre’s Aircraft Research and Development Unit, and the 418th and 419th Flight Test Squadrons from Edwards. Ongoing testing with the KC-30A is part of a coalition tanker aerial refuelling certification.