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Airbus has experienced the last component of the new system in-flight refueling

Airbus has completed a demonstration of all components of the new system in-flight refueling. January 21 tanker A330 MRTT, which form KC-45 takes part in the American bid KC-X, was first carried out a successful transfer of fuel in the air for two fighter F/A-18, using a digital system FRU (Fuselage Refuelling Unit), transmits ARMS- TASS.

In the demonstration trials involve the first A330 MRTT, intended for the British Royal Air Force as part of FSTA (Future Strategic Transport Aircraft), as well as two Spanish Air Force F/A-18. Before you perform this demonstration in December 2010 carried out numerous "dry contacts" FRU with the fighters.

Now confirmed the ability of all components of a new refueling system, comprising: an improved telescopic arm ARBS (Aerial Refuelling Boom System), installed in the tail of the aircraft, a system of "hose-cone" installed in two underwing containers production of British, "Cobham", a digital system FRU (Fuselage Refuelling Unit), which also represents a "hose-cone, but is located in the fuselage, an air receiver universal fuel UARRSI (Universal Aerial Refuelling Receptacle Slipway Installation), used to receive fuel from other tankers tanker.

After a successful recent test head of Airbus Military Antonio Karamazana said: "Demonstration of the last component of the A330 MRTT refueling system provides aircraft position of world's most reliable, versatile and prove their capabilities the Air Force tanker. Now we look forward to the completion of the first refueling of fighter aircraft in the air Britain in the coming months. "



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