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Aerial Refueling Equipment: Boom-Receptacle System and Interface Recommended Requirements

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Technical Report,07 Feb 2019,30 Apr 2019

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Aerial Refueling Systems Advisory Group Xenia United States

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The purpose of this ARSAG document is to provide the aerial refueling AR systems recommended requirements and to standardize the interfaces required to engage in boom-receptacle refueling operations with a centerline refueling boom, to facilitate aerial refueling between aircraft of cooperating forces. ARSAG Document No. 02-88-12R, Aerial Refueling Equipment Boom-Receptacle System and Interface Requirements Recommendations, Dated 11 May 2018, is currently in the NATO revision process to update NATO ATP- STANAG 7191. This R2 revision to the document, dated 12 September 2019, was created because of aerial refueling problems uncovered an inadequate ATP- requirement for coupled push-pull loads. This made it necessary to create the R2 revision to ARSAG document. Several other minor revisions are included. The nozzle axial rotation requirement was relaxed slightly to a more practical 3 degrees. The ultimate area loads requirement on the receiver aircraft was corrected from longitudinal to lateral. Two other minor wording revisions were also made, to clarify the intent of the requirements. NATO has agreed to include this new R2 revision in the current update process for ATP- This ARSAG document will be released to the USAF for release as a DTIC document. This document will also be transmitted to NATO JAPCC following USAF security review, with the recommendation that it be used to revise NATO ATP STANAG 7191.

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  • Flight Control and Instrumentation
  • Transport Aircraft
  • Construction Equipment, Materials and Supplies
  • Computer Programming and Software

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