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Airbus A400M Successfully Demonstrates Tanker Capability

Airbus A400M Successfully Demonstrates Tanker Capability

The Airbus A400M new generation airlifter has performed successfully air-to-air refueling tests with a F/A-18 Hornet fighter. The tanker test campaign was developed in five flights in which the A400M performed 33 dry contacts and dispensed 18.6 tonnes of fuel […]


KC-46 Tanker Aircraft: Program on Track, but Upcoming Schedule Remains Challenging

KC-46 Tanker Aircraft: Program on Track, but Upcoming Schedule Remains Challenging

The KC-46 program has made good progress over the past year—acquisition costs have remained relatively stable, the critical design review was successfully completed, the program is on track to meet performance parameters, and the contractor started building development aircraft. As […]


Air Force leaders insist new tanker is key to airpower

Air Force leaders insist new tanker is key to airpower

The top three acquisition priorities for the Air Force are the KC-46A aerial tanker, the F-35A Joint Strike Fighter and the Long Range Strike Bomber, officials told members of Congress during a hearing of House Armed Services Committee’s subcommittee on […]


Qatar Selects Airbus A330 MRTT Multi Role Tanker Transport

Qatar Selects Airbus A330 MRTT Multi Role Tanker Transport

Airbus Defence and Space has been selected by Qatar to supply two A330 MRTT new generation air-to-air refuelling aircraft for the Qatar Emiri Air Force. Qatar’s choice of the A330 MRTT makes it the seventh nation to select the type […]


Singapore to buy Airbus refueling tankers for air force

Singapore to buy Airbus refueling tankers for air force

Singapore said Thursday it would replace its aging KC-135R air refueling tankers made by US firm Boeing with Airbus’s A330 Multi-Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) aircraft. Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen told parliament of the decision to acquire the MRTT, which […]


Boeing Delivers Indian Air Force’s 3rd C-17 Globemaster III

Boeing Delivers Indian Air Force’s 3rd C-17 Globemaster III

The third Boeing C-17 Globemaster III airlifter for the Indian Air Force (IAF) departed for India Aug. 20 from the company’s Long Beach facility. It joins the first and second India C-17 airlifters, which arrived in June and July, respectively. […]


KC-46 Critical Design Review Nearing Completion

KC-46 Critical Design Review Nearing Completion

The Air Force and Boeing successfully conducted the KC-46 critical design review, or CDR, from July 8-10 at the Boeing facility in Mukilteo, Wash. The KC-46 weapon system CDR was the culmination of nine months of component and sub-system design […]


KC-46A Training, Operational Bases, Alternatives Selected

KC-46A Training, Operational Bases, Alternatives Selected

Air Force officials announced today Altus Air Force Base, Okla., as the preferred alternative for the KC-46A formal training unit (FTU). McConnell AFB, Kan., was selected as the preferred alternative for the first active duty led KC-46A main operating base […]


Gripens Train Air-to-Air Refuelling from German Tanker

Gripens Train Air-to-Air Refuelling from German Tanker

Five JAS-39 Gripen aircraft and six pilots have successfully completed 80 refueling contacts with German Airbus 310 MRTT tanker in training within ATARES Program. “The training has increased number of Czech pilots who are able to refuel in the air […]


 
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