Sharing many of the same benefits as wing pods, Cobham's latest
generation FRU's have the additional benefits of a faster fuel
offload rate and greater clearance for larger aircraft and
rotorcraft. Tankers equipped with multi-point hose and drogue
systems which include a FRU provide much greater flexibility and
allow two aircraft to refuel simultaneously, considerably reducing
time spent on station.
Complete system solutions inclusive of the aircraft structures
and internal hose drum electrical, hydraulic, and fuel subsystems
can be integrated to provide highly reliable and easily maintained
hose and drogue refuelling systems.