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Airplanes and photo: a RAAF A-330MRTT refuels a F-35 fighter

Seville, Spain - Thanks to the use of the Airborne Refuelling Boom System (ARBS)

An A-330 Multi Role Tanker Transport (A-330 MRTT) aircraft of the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) has successfully refuelled a F-35A Joint Strike Fighter of the US Air Force. During a four-hour sortie from Edwards AFB, California, the tanker, known in RAAF service as the KC-30A, conducted 59 contacts including five “Wet contacts” during which 19,600kg (43,200lb) of fuel were passed. All the ref...

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