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MH-60K SOAR Black Hawk

MH-60K SOAR Black Hawk
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A MH-60K Black Hawk from the US Army's 160th Special Operation Aviation Regiment (SOAR) comes into land on a US Amphibious Assault ship. The long probe extended from the helicopter's right side is a telescopic refueling probe. When fully extended, the MH-60K can attach to one of 2 refuleing drogues trailed by a KC-130 tanker aircraft. During refueling operations, the KC-130 must fly close to its stall speed to enable helciopters to catch up and connect.
DOD photo by PHAN PEDRO A. RODRIGUEZ, USN

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