posted on Jan, 31 2016 @ 07:01 PM
EMD-2 will continue all the refueling tests. The lineup will be C-17 heavy/boom, A-10 light/slow/boom, F-18 fast/drogue, AV-8B slow/drogue. All have
to transfer at least 1,000 pounds in the center of the flight envelope. At some point they'll have an F-18 and AV-8B on the drogue at the same time.
Ground compatibility tests with the F-18 are underway.
EMD-4 will join the program in February, with EMD-3 joining in March. Three is currently having the parts that were removed to get EMD-2 going after
the fuel system contamination replaced. EMD-4 will be used for lighting, communications, and defensive testing. EMD-3 will test the environmental