Post Tagged with: "air-to-air refueling"
During the meeting of the EDA steering board on 19 November, defence ministers from ten European states signed a letter of intent to work together to boost their military air-to-air refueling capacity. Air-to-air refueling (AAR) is a critical enabler for air power projection and it is required to enable anything beyond short range air combat [...]
Airbus Military has successfully completed receiver qualification of the two primary aircraft-types that the UAE Air Force will refuel from the three A330 MRTT multi role tanker transports that it currently has on order. In an extensive series of flight tests in Abu Dhabi, the compatibility of the new generation A330 MRTT with UAE Air [...]
European defence ministers facing shrinking budgets agreed Thursday to join forces to get more air-to-air refueling planes, deploy extra field hospitals and exploit “green” energy. The projects are part of the European Union’s efforts to pool and share military resources as the debt crisis and a US strategic pivot towards Asia forces Europe’s armed forces [...]