This ARP is intended to cover all external lights on the tanker and fixed wing receiver airplanes used to accomplish aerial refueling.
This ARP describes lights used for two basic types of aerial refueling: The Probe and Drogue, and the Boom/Receptacle method.
This SAE Aerospace Recommended Practice (ARP) is revised to update and improve specification of technical requirements. References to specific older lighting technology have been updated to include newer technologies. References to covert lighting have also been added.