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RAAF KC-30As to undergo two-phase upgrade
Airbus announced on 12 October that has received a two-phase contract to retrofit additional communications capabilities and enhanced mission system equipment on the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) A330 Multi-Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) fleet.
The value of the deal was undisclosed. Shephard Defence Insight notes that seven A330 MRTTs are in service with the RAAF, with the designation KC-30A.
In the first phase, Airbus will undertake design and systems development and integration ahead of the critical design review.
The second stage will see Airbus install and deliver a prototype A330 MRTT for use in the certification and qualification process, ahead of finalising and supplying the modification kits for entire fleet.
Subsequent retrofits to the rest of the KC-30A fleet will be carried out under RAAF responsibility.
In addition, Airbus will provide the necessary data packs and support to ensure the upgrade is included in RAAF training and simulation equipment related to the A330 MRTT.
The overall objective of the upgrade is to provide an affordable solution which brings the RAAF KC-30A fleet up to the latest A330 MRTT standard, while also meeting the latest interoperability requirements for Australia and its allies.
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