Singapore has selected Airbus Defence and Space to supply six A330 MRTT new generation air-to-air refuelling aircraft for the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF).
Singapore’s choice of the A330 MRTT makes it the sixth nation to select the type following Australia, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and the United Kingdom which have ordered a total of 28 aircraft, and India which is in the final stages of contractual negotiations for six aircraft. A total of 17 aircraft are currently in service with the first four nations.
The A330 MRTT is derived from the highly successful A330 commercial airliner and proven in-service as a tanker/transport with multi-role capability.
South Korean Air Force will get its first Airbus A330 MRTT Aerial refueling tanker by the middle of the current month allowing it to increase the operational radius of its fighter aircraft. The aerial refueling tanker will undergo acceptance tests for one month after delivery to confirm quality requirements specified for weapons and equipment delivered to the military have been met, a military official was quoted as saying to the Yonhap news agency
Airbus has delivered the Republic of Singapore Air Forces (RSAF) first A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) which will replace its 20 year old Boeing KC-135 aircraft. The aircraft made its first official public appearance on Saturday 1 September 2018 at the RSAFs 50th anniversary parade
The Singapore Air Force (RSAF) plans to upgrade its F-16 fleet with new Active Electronically Scanned Array Radar. The Electronically Scanned Array Radar represents a significant capability upgrade, extending the F-16's detection range and enabling the fighter aircraft to track and engage multiple targets at greater distances, RSAF announced Tuesday
Indias US$ 1.4 billion (INR 9,000 crore) project to acquire six Airbus-330 mid-air refueling aircraft or tankers has been put on hold after the government referred the deal to the defense ministrys vigilance department for clearance
The NATO Support Agency (NSPA) an NATO Support Organisation and the Organisation for Joint Armament Cooperation (OCCAR) signed a joint agreement to launch the acquisition phase of the Multinational Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) Fleet (MMF) under the lead of the Netherlands on November 21. Participating in the signing ceremony was the NSPA General Manager Mike Lyden and Tim Rowntree, OCCAR Director, along with Rini Goos, Deputy Chief Executive, European Defence Agency (EDA)
Singapore has announced plans to deploy a huge tethered surveillance balloon to boost its maritime and air security. The helium-filled "aerostat" will be equipped with radar equipment that can spot threats from as far as 200 kilometres (125 miles) away, according to the ministry of defense website
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