The Royal Australian Air Force has posted a video of itsAirbus KC-30A (A330 multi-role tanker transport) conducting dry and wetcontacts with an F/A-18F Super Hornet. The RAAF’s Classic Hornets and SuperHornets can rely on the hose and drogue system for the time being. The boom is primarilyintended for the RAAF’s planned fleet of Lockheed Martin F-35As.
The KC-30A is the star attraction at next week’s LangkawiInternational Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA11). Unfortunately theRAAF is not bringing any Super Hornets to the show, although Boeing is bringingtwo.