Airbus, RAAF to develop automated refueling for KC-30A

Airbus has entered an agreement with the Royal Australian Air Force to develop an automatic air-to-air refueling capability for the latter’s KC-30A tanker.

The Royal Australian Air Force has completes the first fuel transfer with the air refuelling boom from a RAAF KC-30A Multi Role Tanker Transport to a U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II
By US Air Force from USA (150925-F-ZZ999-412.jpg) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

The two-year project will see a RAAF tanker being used for the engineering program.

Chief of Air Force Air Marshal Leo Davies said the minor hardware changes are required for the upgrade.

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