This is a very interesting video of an operation that many people don’t know even exists. The United States relies upon power projection from its military around the world to advance its national interests. Refueling aircraft operating in forward deployed locations around the world can sometimes prove to be difficult.
Forward Air Refueling Point (FARP) operation plays an important role in making this possible.
The FARP program, brought to you via the Special Operations Command trains airmen to perform covert and nighttime refueling operations in situations where traditional refueling capabilities are not feasible or when air-to-air refueling is not possible.
Watch as three F-22 Raptors take on fuel from a FARP equipped MC-130J Commando II tanker during a Forward Air Refueling Point (FARP) training exercise by the 1st Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron at Hurlburt Field in Florida.
Featured image of the 100th Logistics Readiness Squadron moving a forward area manifold cart out of the back of an MC-130J Commando II during forward area refueling point training at Plovdiv, Bulgaria, Feb. 9, 2016. The FAM cart weighs approximately 3,500 pounds. Photo by Airman 1st Class Luke Kitterman, US Air Force