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Recently, Boeing demonstrated its advanced air refueling systems by transferring fuel through its fifth-generation boom to a B-52 and F-15, and extending and retracting the Hose Drum Unit.
This follows the successful deployment of the Centerline Hose Drum Unit refueling equipment February 10.
Using a series of cameras flush- mounted on the aircraft's fuselage, the boom operator will have controls and displays for the operation of the boom, wing pods, hose drum unit and exterior aerial refueling lighting.
It features two electrically driven hose drum units and is microprocessor-controlled (1553B).
The facility is the most advanced of its kind and is capable of simultaneously testing the Wing Aerial Refueling Pod (WARP) and centreline Hose Drum Unit (HDU).
The inclusion of the centerline hose drum unit and the wing aerial refueling pods on the KC-767A provides for three-point hose and drogue refueling of probe equipped receiver aircraft.
Hamble is also manufacturing the complete structures for the Centre Line Hose Drum Unit as well as the port and starboard Wing Aerial Refuelling Pods.
The tanker will be capable of refueling aircraft from wing mounted prove and drogue refueling pods, from an aft centerline Hose Drum Unit (HDU), or from a flying boom refueling system.