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A330MRTT Selected By The UAE  
User currently offlineBreiz From France, joined Mar 2005, 1915 posts, RR: 2
Posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2191 times:

EADS announces a contract for the A330MRTT with the UAE:
http://www.eads.net/1024/en/pressdb/...rcraft/20080225_eads_mrtt_uae.html
Strangely the quantity ordered is not disclosed.
A timed press release before the USAF decision?

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User currently offlinePanAmerican From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 384 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2148 times:

This is old news from 2/2007, and probably just newsworthy because the contract of the announcement
from last year has now been confirmed and signed.
UAE Air Force Chooses A330 Mrtt (by Nohag Feb 20 2007 in Military Aviation & Space Flight)

I don't think this has anything to do with the USAF decision at all...
And according to last years press, the order was for 3 A330MRTT:
http://www.entrepreneur.com/tradejournals/article/162298352.html



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User currently offlineN1786b From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 559 posts, RR: 17
Reply 2, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2137 times:



Quoting Breiz (Thread starter):
A timed press release before the USAF decision?

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Quoting PanAmerican (Reply 1):
I don't think this has anything to do with the USAF decision at all...

there is no other explanation for this announcement today - this "order" is now a year old yet "par hazard" it is signed today the same day the USAF meets to decide on the tanker deal?

-n1786b


User currently offlinePanAmerican From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 384 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2100 times:



Quoting N1786b (Reply 2):
there is no other explanation for this announcement today - this "order" is now a year old yet "par hazard" it is signed today the same day the USAF meets to decide on the tanker deal?

You mean an EADS publicity stunt so they get at least some positive news out there once it might be announced they'll lose the USAF contract? Hmm, considering the UAE order is actually a year old, I guess that could make sense.
But I was more trying to say that the UAE Air Force order has nothing to do with the USAF order. Now the press release on the hand, that is a different story...
So my bad, you guys could be right about that  Wink



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User currently offlineConnies4ever From Canada, joined Feb 2006, 4066 posts, RR: 13
Reply 4, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2047 times:

I'm just kind of wondering why the UAE feels it needs an MRTT....are they considering out of area ops ? Or just the possibility of loitering over Iran sometime soon ? Of course, maybe I'm missing something obvious, or maybe the sheikhs want more shiny new toys.


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User currently offlineKC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12128 posts, RR: 51
Reply 5, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 1803 times:

I think this is just coincidental timing. As the A-330MRTT proposal to the USAF is formally from NG, not EADS.

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