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India reverses course on MRTT

27th July 2016 - 09:49 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Hong Kong

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In a flip-flop typical of Indian procurement activities, the country’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) cancelled its tender process for six A330 Multi-Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) aircraft from Airbus Defence & Space.

The MRTT was selected as preferred bidder for the Indian Air Force (IAF) requirement in July 2012, with a $2 billion contract expected at that time to occur in 2013.

In actual fact, India’s tanker requirement dates all the way back to 2006 when an RfP was first issued. The first tender, where the MRTT was also selected, was scrapped in 2010.

Such procurement kerfuffles illustrate the immense difficulties

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Gordon Arthur is the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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