【10月13日】看軍聞學英語

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原文:

The USAF's newest combat search-and-rescue helicopter, the HH-60W Jolly Green II, hit another milestone on Aug. 5, 2020, as it began two weeks of developmental tests on its aerial refueling abilities at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida.

The rescue helicopter, based on the Army's UH-60M Black Hawk and designed for locating and rescuing pilots who have gone down in hostile territory, has already undergone radar, weather and defensive system testing. The aircrew and engineers will evaluate the helicopter's connection with the fuel drogue and its handling qualities during refueling. The Air Force has a contract to purchase 113 of the HH-60W helicopters to replace its HH-60G Pave Hawks.

中譯:

美國空軍最新型的HH-60W「快樂綠巨人2式」戰鬥搜救直升機,於2020年8月5日立下了另一個里程碑,此乃該機針對其空中加油能力,已於佛州埃格林空軍基地,展開為期兩週的研發測試。

這款搜救直升機係以陸軍UH-60M 「黑鷹」為基礎,專門用來標定並救援墜落敵境的飛行員,目前已做過雷達、天氣及防禦系統測試。機組員及工程師將在加油過程中,評估該款直升機與加油浮錨的接合度及其各項操控特性。空軍已簽定籌獲113架HH-60W直升機的合約,用以替換HH-60G「鋪路鷹」直升機。

─關鍵軍語─

※helicopter:

A type of aircraft that derives both lift and propulsion from one or two of horizontally revolving overhead rotors.

※drogue:

A funnel-shaped attachment at the end of a hose suspended from a tanker airplane in flight.

例句:

A single hose-and-drogue can transfer between 1,500 and 2,000 lbs of fuel per minute.

1條軟管浮錨式加油系統,每分鐘可輸送1500到2000磅不等的燃油。