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)