Multinational MRTT Unit assumes command of fleet
NATO’s Multilateral Multi Role Tanker Transporter Fleet (MMF) programme has reached an important milestone, with command of the fleet handed over to the Multinational MRTT Unit (MMU).
The MMU is now responsible for preparations for the arrival of the first MRTT aircraft in May 2020 in close cooperation with NATO Support and Procurement Agency and OCCAR-EA.
The MMF’s main operating base will be Eindhoven airbase in the Netherlands. Five of the eight MRRT aircraft will be stationed there, with the remaining three to be stationed in Cologne, Germany.
Navy Commodore Dick Kreiter, chairman of the MMF executive board, said: ‘The MMF is a success story that runs on time, within budget and scope. This is achieved by sticking to the philosophy of one lead-nation, one lead-industry and one configuration, but of course mainly due to the believe and perseverance of the excellent men and women involved in the programme.’
The programme is still open to interested partners, for which the contract holds the potential for three additional aircraft.
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