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Saudi Air Force takes delivery of first multi-role tanker and transport aircraft

Saudi Air Force takes delivery of first multi-role tanker and transport aircraft

The Royal Saudi Air Force has formally inducted into service the Airbus Military A330 MRTT new generation tanker/transport aircraft.

Deputy Minister of Defence Prince Khaled bin Sultan dedicated the aircraft at a ceremony this week.

The aircraft is the first of a batch of three that have now been contractually delivered.
Deliveries of a second batch of three which were subsequently ordered will begin at the end of 2014. They will be used to refuel RSAF fighters including the F-15, Typhoon and Tornado.
A330 MRTTs have now been delivered to all four current customers Australia, Saudi Arabia, UAE and UK.


Source: (arabianaerospace.aero) News - 28 February 2013

Photo: The Royal Saudi Air Force Airbus Military A330 MRTT New Generation Tanker/transport Aircraft (Photo by Airbus)


(28.2.2013)


 
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