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RAAF receives aviation refuelling vehicles

18th April 2017 - 09:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) base Amberley has received the first three of 100 new aviation refuelling vehicles from Refuel International, the Australia Department of Defence announced on 13 April.

Refuel International was awarded the $47 million contract in October 2016 to deliver a new generation of aviation refuelling vehicles to the RAAF under Joint Project 157 Phase 1.

The vehicles will provide refuel/defuel capability for the RAAF's current and future fleets of fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters, including the Super Hornet, C-17s and soon to be delivered Joint Strike Fighter.

Christopher Pyne, Australia's Minister for Defence Industry, said: 'The three vehicles have been delivered on schedule and will be used to support the delivery of familiarisation training for defence personnel preparing for the transition of new vehicles into service in mid-2017.'

The remaining 97 vehicles will be progressively delivered over the coming two years, with the final delivery scheduled for completion in the second quarter of 2019.

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