Latest Air-to-Air Refuelling Tanker Developments

The ability to support and sustain operations in theatre is paramount for air forces hoping to gain a strategic advantage. A significant part of this is aerial refuelling. Tim Fish takes a look at the latest developments

An artist’s impression of the LMXT boom as seen from the receiving aircraft. New A3R technology is designed to automate this process and reduce risk
Lockheed Martin

Tanker aircraft are essential for any military that seeks to conduct expeditionary or long-range air operations. It is the only platform that can provide fuel for cargo planes and fighters in the air using an aerial refuelling capability to enable them to extend their reach.

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