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
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-1 AUS SRD lists CAT 1 clearance with DEU Tornado ECR and have approved 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 SRD lists CAT 1 clearance with AUS KC-30A AUS DEU
8 KC-30A AUS TORNADO IDS DEU CC P-1 AUS SRD lists CAT 1 clearance with DEU Tornado IDS and have approved 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 SRD lists CAT 1 clearance with AUS KC-30A 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
10 KC-30A AUS TORNADO GR4/GR4A GBR CC 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. GBR SRD does not and no additional GBR documentation for the CAT 1 clearance. re AUS GBR
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