Forward Arming And Refueling Point Definition - MilitaryDictionary.org

forward arming and refueling point

Term Source: JP 3-09.3 (Close Air Support) ?

1.) A temporary facility - organized, equipped, and deployed by an aviation commander, and normally located in the main battle area closer to the area where operations are being conducted than the aviation unit's combat service area - to provide fuel and ammunition necessary for the employment of aviation maneuver units in combat. The forward arming and refueling point permits combat aircraft to rapidly refuel and rearm simultaneously.

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Term Classification: operations

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Department of Defence, Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

Term sourced from JP 3-09.3: Close Air Support, updated July 2009

This term is marked as active and was last updated in 2015


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