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Tests Reveal Leaking Problems With Voyager Tankers

April 06 2012

United Kingdom

Trials have revealed that the new aerial refueling tankers for the British Royal Air Force are leaking, reports the Daily Mail (U.K.).

Connecting pipes on the Voyager tankers leak when refueling Britain's Tornado GR4 aircraft, said the Ministry of Defense, as cited by the Press Association.

However, said officials, the same pipes work as expected when used by U.S. fighters.

The refueling issues could lead to delays in the tankers' service entry, ministry officials said. ...

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