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154th Maintenance Squadron in Guam

August 7, 2021

Off the Hawaii Air National Guard Facebook page

Fuel bladder with the STARCART

Members of the 154th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron recently tested out a new STARCART system to rapidly refuel the Hawaiian Raptors at Northwest Airfield, Guam.

The experimental system was used to support Architecture Demonstration and Evaluation 5.2 during Pacific Iron 2021. ADE 5.2 is part of the fifth in a series of events conducted by the Department of the Air Force Chief Architect’s Office.

Pacific Iron 2021 is a Pacific Air Forces dynamic force employment operation to project forces into the USINDOPACOM’s area of responsibility in support of the 2018 National Defense Strategy which called on the military to be a more lethal, adaptive, and resilient force.

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The STARCART is a new refueling system that provides the capability for agile combat employment. The R-11, the primary mobile refueling vehicle for the Air Force, takes up an entire HC-130J and holds up to 6,000 gallons of fuel. The STARCART doesn’t require as many pallet positions on an aircraft and can be paired with fuel bladders that range in volume from 10,000 to 210,000 gallons.

STARCART system information sheet

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