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  • U.K. Refueling Trials Ramp Up
    Posted by Robert Wall 4:53 PM on Jul 05, 2011

    In advance of its formal naming ceremony as the Voyager mid-month, the U.K. future tanker, the FSTA, has begun work to prepare refueling operations with Tornados.

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    (Credit: Airbus Military)

    Airbus Military says first contacts were established with the Tornado, with a series of dry contacts. Those were performed in recent days.

    Actual refueling is to begin soon.

    The dry contact trials were conducted from RAF Boscombe Down with the aircraft at flying between 10,000ft and 30,000ft and speeds of 250 knots and 325 knots, Airbus says.

    Tags: ar99, Airbus

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