Air-to-Air Refueling Clearance and Compatibility Database (AAR Matrix)

wdt_ID TNKR TN RCVR RN COMP CLRC REMARKS TS RS
1 KC-130H ARG MIRAGE 2000 C/B/D/N/-5 FRA CA P-Y FRA
2 KC-30A AUS F/A-18A/B AUS CA P-2 An upgrade from CAT 2 to CAT 3 for the F/A-18A/B AAR clearances with KC-30A is expected mid 2017. AUS AUS
3 KC-30A AUS F/A-18F AUS CA P-2 AUS AUS
4 KC-30A AUS KC-30A AUS CA B-3 AUS AUS
5 KC-30A AUS CF-18 CAN CC P-3 Australian SRD lists CAT 3 with CF-18 with KC-30A, CAN SRD lists Cat 3 with AUS KC-30A. AUS CAN
6 KC-30A AUS A400M DEU CC P-X AUS DEU
1603 KC-30A AUS C-17A USA B-2? AUS SRD lists CAT 2 clearance with USA C-17A, USA SRD clearance will be granted IAW USA SRD procedure AUS USA
7 KC-30A AUS TORNADO ECR DEU CC P-X Receivers have approved CAT 1 AAR clearances with KC-30A for a current urgent operational requirement. The clearances were reviewed in Dec 15 and are valid until 31 Dec 17. DEU requires special permission for dedicated operation. AUS DEU
8 KC-30A AUS TORNADO IDS DEU CC P-X Receivers have approved CAT 1 AAR clearances with KC-30A for a current urgent operational requirement. The clearances were reviewed in Dec 15 and are valid until 31 Dec 17. DEU requires special permission for dedicated operation. AUS DEU
9 KC-30A AUS RAFALE C/B/M FRA CA P-1 Receivers have approved CAT 1 AAR clearances with KC-30A for a current urgent operational requirement. The clearances were reviewed in Dec 15 and are valid until 31 Dec 17. AUS FRA
TNKR TN RCVR RN COMP CLRC REMARKS TS RS
Colour Scheme
Green – Both countries report compatibility and clearances. Check SRDs of both countries.
Red – One or both countries do not report compatibility or clearance. Check SRDs of both countries.
Orange/Yellow – Restrictions apply like no BDA or a discrepancy in reported clearances/compatibility between nations. Check SRDs of both countries.
Column Headers
TNKR – Tanker Aircraft Type
RCVR – Receiver Aircraft Type
COMP – Compatibility
CLRC – Clearance
TS –¬†Tanker’s National SRD
RS –¬†Receiver’s National SRD
Means of Refuelling Authorized
B=Boom
P=Wing Pod Drogue
CL=Centre Line Drogue
BDA=Boom Drogue Adapter
Type of Clearance
1 = CAT 1 Clearance
2 = CAT 2 Clearance
3 = CAT 3 Clearance
? = Clearance Conflict
X = No Clearance Listed
Y = Clearance exists but is not yet categorised