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A400M arrives in Indonesia

19th April 2012 - 10:25 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


The Airbus Military A400M has arrived in Indonesia as part of the aircraft’s first Asia Pacific Tour. The development aircraft, designated Grizzly 4, is visiting Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, then Chiang Mai and finally Bangkok, before returning to Europe.

The aircraft will now leave the Halim Airbase, Jakarta, to make two local flights with various government and air force guests, and it will be on static display for other Government and Air Force guests who will be visiting the aircraft.

The A400M is an all new military airlifter designed to meet the needs of the world’s armed forces in the 21st Century. Thanks to its most advanced technologies, it is able to fly higher, faster and further, while retaining high manoeuvrability, low speed, and short, soft and rough airfield capabilities. It combines both tactical and strategic/logistic missions, while being also able to be used as a tanker plane. With its cargo hold specifically designed to carry the outsize equipment needed today for both military and humanitarian disaster relief missions, it can bring this material quickly and directly to where it is most needed.

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