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  • 23 April 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The X-47B successfully conducted the first ever Autonomous Aerial Refeuling (AAR) of an unmanned aircraft April 22, completing the final test objective under the US Navy’s Unmanned Combat Air System demonstration program. While flying off the coast of Maryland and Virginia, the X-47B connected to an Omega K-707 tanker aircraft and received over 4,000 pounds […]

  • 12 December 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) stopped in Guam to refuel before continuing on to Southeast Asia, Dec. 11. Fort Worth is on her maiden 16-month rotational deployment in support of the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. Building on USS Freedom’s (LCS 1) inaugural 10-month deployment from March to December 2013, Fort Worth will expand LCS […]

  • 29 March 2013
    Training & Education

    Whilst operating in the Gulf of Aden as a part of the EU Naval Force counter-piracy mission, Operation Atalanta, the Dutch frigate HNLMS De Ruyter has refueled from the US auxiliary ship USNS Medgar Evers. The refueling was conducted via a Replenishment at Sea (RAS), an impressive event requiring  constant attention from the crews of […]

  • 25 September 2013
    Training & Education

    HMAS Warramunga, continued her patrolling in the North West Shelf region and took the opportunity to undertake a modern adaptation of the traditional ships “bunkering”. “Bunkering” which was traditionally the taking on and storage of coal is the term still used when accepting fuel while not underway. With the coast line of the Port of […]

  • 12 February 2013
    Training & Education

    USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) took on 500,000 gallons of JP-5 fuel Feb. 10, marking the first time the ship has received fuel since it entered refueling and complex overhaul (RCOH) more than three years ago. Sailors assigned to TR’s Air Department V-4 division oversaw the operation, which involved a barge pulling alongside the ship […]

  • 19 December 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy’s E-2D Advanced Hawkeye equipped with aerial refueling (AR) recently completed its first flight. The aircraft is built by Northrop Grumman under a 2013 engineering, manufacturing and development (EMD) contract award. Northrop Grumman designed, developed, manufactured, and tested several sub-system upgrades necessary to accommodate an aerial refueling capability. This capability will allow the E-2D […]

  • 27 February 2013
    Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    Naval aviators are evaluating energy-saving refueling practices as part of a program aimed at standardizing fleet-driven energy best practices that do not adversely impact mission or safety. The Naval Aviation Energy Conservation (Air ENCON) Program is driving the fleetwide implementation of these practices across the entire operational spectrum, from training and ground operations to maintenance […]

  • 29 February 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Norfolk Naval Shipyard completed the engineered refueling overhaul (ERO) on U.S. Navy’s Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine has USS Maryland (SSBN 738) on February 24. EROs are complex, major shipyard availabilities that extend a submarine’s service life. In addition to being refueled, The U.S. Navy said that nearly all of the ship’s systems were overhauled or modernized. Modernization […]

  • 13 September 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The first E-2D Advanced Hawkeye early warning aircraft upgraded with the capability to conduct aerial refueling has joined the US Navy fleet. The aerial-refueling-capable E-2D landed at Naval Station Norfolk Sept. 9, joining the “Greyhawks” of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 120. “This is an important day for naval aviation as we continue to […]

  • 27 March 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Fleet Auxiliary tanker Wave Knight was leaving the Dutch Antilles territory of Curacao recently when she completed a replenishment at sea (RAS) in the Caribbean Sea with the Royal Netherlands Navy’s multi-purpose frigate, HNLMS Van Amstel. The maneuver was a return to basics for Wave Knight as the ship is now primarily carrying out duties of Hurricane […]

  • 9 October 2012
    Training & Education

    The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) received and refueled an MV-22 Osprey, a potential replacement for the C-2 Greyhound, for the first time Oct. 6. The Osprey, assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 165, was the first from (VMM) 165 to make a carrier-based landing and was part of an on-going initiative from […]

  • 26 June 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Four U.S. Naval Academy midshipmen joined the crew of patrol coastal ship USS Shamal (PC 13) for a two-day underway, June 17. During their visit, the midshipmen were able to experience live gunfire exercises and an astern refueling with the Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Robert E. Peary (T-AKE 5) off […]

  • 20 December 2017
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Boeing’s prototyping department Phantom Works has unveiled the first photos of their contender for the US Navy’s MQ-25 unmanned refueling program. This is the first time the company is displaying its unmanned aircraft system (UAS) proposed for refueling US Navy jets operating from aircraft carriers. The US Navy’s MQ-25 project is looking to procure unmanned refueling […]

  • 25 August 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy said its Lewis and Clark-class dry cargo ship USNS Richard E. Byrd and Avenger-class mine countermeasures ship USS Pioneer conducted an ‘out-of-the-ordinary’ astern replenishment-at-sea in waters south of Japan, Aug. 24. Unfortunately, the service did not share pictures of the maneuver at the moment. “While replenishments-at-sea are routine, astern refueling is unique […]

  • 30 September 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Spanish warship, ESPS Meteoro, made a close approach to USNS John Ericsson off the coast of Somalia to refuel on Friday, September 25. The complex manoeuvre to carry out the replenishment at sea (RAS) was made even more difficult due to rough seas and high winds. Despite the weather the ships were able to complete the […]

  • 30 March 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Royal Australian Navy (RAN) frigate HMAS Parramatta has taken part in a refueling trial at the Gore Bay facility in Sydney Harbour, one of Australia’s oldest fuel import and storage facilities. As informed, the event marked the first time since 1901 that a warship, other than navy tankers HMA Ships Westralia in 1993 and Sirius in […]

  • 11 March 2014
    Industry news

    The nuclear reactor of the UK’s oldest nuclear submarine, HMS Vanguard, will be refuelled during its planned deep maintenance period which begins in 2015 and will last for around 3-and-a-half years, UK Defence Secretary Philip Hammond, announced last week.   The decision comes after a radiation leak was detected in a prototype core that has […]

  • 22 December 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Sailors refuel an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Desert Hawks of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 26 during night delayed landing qualifications aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57). Mitscher is deployed in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility supporting Operation Inherent Resolve, strike operations in Iraq and Syria as directed, […]

  • 6 January 2014

    The Australian Navy’s operational tanker, HMAS Sirius conducted a replenishment at sea (RAS) with Anzac class frigate HMAS Stuart, transferring the much needed fuel and thus ensuring Stuart more flexibility and time on station to achieve her mission off Christmas Island. The replenishment was the first of five to be performed within the Operation RESOLUTE […]

  • 14 July 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    In support of Talisman Sabre 2015 exercise operations, members of the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) No. 33 Squadron conducted in-air refueling for U.S. and Australian fighters July 13 in the skies above the North Australian coast. A variety of U.S. and Australian F/A-18 Hornets, Super Hornets and EA-18G Growlers lined each side of the […]

  • 21 June 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth has recently completed her first ever operational refueling at sea. After a dry run earlier in the year, HMS Queen Elizabeth now successfully took on fuel from RFA Tidespring, another brand new ship purposely built to support the two new aircraft carriers. The 65,000-tonne warship practised the manoeuvre […]

  • 27 March 2014

    The Dutch Navy’s Holland-class offshore patrol vessel takes fuel from a Fast Fleet Tanker of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary Service RFA Wave Knight in the Caribbean Sea.   The Dutch patrol vessel is deployed to the Caribbean Sea since February, to aid to counter-smuggling operations together with US Coast Guard’s Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squardron (HITRON) […]

  • 26 October 2016
    Authorities

    Spain has come under pressure from other EU countries and NATO officials after it allowed the Russian carrier strike group centered around carrier-cruiser Admiral Kuznetsov to refuel in Ceuta, Spain. The fleet was expected to enter the Spanish port on the north coast of Africa in the morning of October 26. It is not clear yet, […]

  • 4 September 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    The Northrop Grumman and U.S. Navy team has successfully conducted the preliminary design review (PDR) for its E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Aerial Refueling system.   Completion of this critical milestone allows the program to proceed to its critical design review, moving closer to manufacturing the system and installing it on new production E-2Ds as well as […]

  • 30 August 2016
    Training & Education

    Recently, operation Atalanta’s Dutch Flagship, HNLMS Tromp, has been refueled at sea by the American tanker, USNS John Ericsson, in the Gulf of Aden. Refuels such as this are referred to by sailors as Replenishment At Sea (RAS) and are vital for ensuring ships can continue with their important missions without the need for regular […]

  • 17 May 2012
    Industry news

      The amphibious assault vessel USS Essex crashed with USNS Yukon oil tanker yesterday, while returning to San Diego, after completing 12 years as the Navy’s only permanently forward-deployed amphibious assault ship in Sasebo, Japan, the Sacramento Bee reported. As confirmed by a spokesman for the 3rd Fleet, Charlie Brown, the collision took place Wednesday […]

  • 13 April 2018
    Authorities

    UK’s F-35B Lightning jets which will be operated by the Royal Navy and Air Force recently achieved another first in their preparation for operations in UK skies. The Royal Navy has now shared photos of what it says is a first “full-British” aerial refueling of F-35B jets. To travel 4,134-miles across the Atlantic Ocean from the […]

  • 23 September 2013

    USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) pulled alongside the supply ship USNS Kanawha (T-AO 196) Sept. 17 and conducted its first underway replenishment (UNREP) in more than four years. Kanawha transferred more than 600,000 gallons of JP-5 jet-fuel to Theodore Roosevelt during the UNREP, which is a complex undertaking that involves the entire crew and demonstrates […]

  • 22 January 2016
    Authorities

    Royal Navy’s HMS Defender has received a replenishment in stores and fuel during her deployment to the Arabian Gulf where she constitutes a part of the US Carrier Strike Group fighting against the Daesh. In the complex scenario, the Type 45 destroyer was refueled with 500,000 litres from US tanker USNS Pecos at the same time as US […]