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UAE Air Force Chooses A330 Mrtt  
User currently offlineNohag From Belgium, joined Apr 2004, 86 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2621 times:

For your information:

According to the belgian newspaper "Gazet Van Antwerpen" the Air Force of the UAE has choosen the A330 MRTT as their future tanker and transport aircraft. The number of frames and value of the order was not disclosed.


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User currently offlineKC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12061 posts, RR: 52
Reply 1, posted (7 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2605 times:

Great news, but I didn't know the UAE was looking for, or even needed tankers. It will be interesting to find out how many they order. My guess is 3-4 airplanes.

User currently offlinePADSpot From Germany, joined Jan 2005, 1676 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (7 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2578 times:

This thread popped up two days ago in civil aviation section and vanished two hours later again ...

Quoting KC135TopBoom (Reply 1):
It will be interesting to find out how many they order. My guess is 3-4 airplanes.

Reportedly they ordered three A330MRTT bringing the total order book of A330-based tankers to 26.


User currently offlineA342 From Germany, joined Jul 2005, 4675 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (7 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2566 times:

Quoting KC135TopBoom (Reply 1):
Great news, but I didn't know the UAE was looking for, or even needed tankers.

Currently, they don't have any, so why not ?

I think they'll also order the boom with it, because of the new F-16s.



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