KC-46A refuels first international aircraft during Employment Capability Exercise

A Spanish Air Force EF-18 Hornet, known as a C-15 in Spain, approaches a U.S. Air Force KC-46A Pegasus for refueling off the aircraft’s centerline drogue April 18, 2022. This fueling method involves trailing a long hose with a windsock called a drogue behind the tanker to refuel certain aircraft types. This mission marked the first operational refueling of an international receiver for the KC-46A.(U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Nathan Eckert)

PHOTO BY: U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Nathan Eckert
VIRIN: 220427-F-ND574-007.JPG
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