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"Hercules feeds the griffon": aerial refuelling test between a C-130 and a JAS-39 proved successful

Stockholm, Sweden - A Hercules will be available for Swedish Air Force to perform such operations starting in 2006

The SAAB/BAE JAS-39 Gripens of Swedish Air Force will be able to be refuelled in flight by a dedicated version of the C-130 Hercules. Recent tests on the Baltic Sea would have shown the full compatibility between the two different platforms during such a delicate procedure. Two 4th generation multirole light fighters of this type were deployed for trials with different loads, at different ceilings...

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