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A330 MRTT accepted into Saudi Air Force fleet

27th February 2013 - 15:19 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Airbus Military has announced that the Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF) has formally inducted into service the A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) new generation aircraft. The aircraft was dedicated by Deputy Minister of Defence Prince Khaled bin Sultan at a ceremony at Riyadh Airbase on 25 February.

In RSAF service the A330 MRTT will be used to refuel fighters including the F-15, Typhoon and Tornado.

This is the first of a batch of three aircraft that have now been contractually delivered to the RSAF. Deliveries of a second batch of three which were subsequently ordered will begin at the end of 2014.

A330 MRTTs have now been delivered to all four current customers – Australia, Saudi Arabia, UAE and UK.

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