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.
System construction, maintenance, and the aeronautical and logistics sectors and implementation of normal air-to-air refueling, are also subject to the inspection, the news agency added.
The Air Force will fly the tanker during the acceptance test to refuel F-15K and KF-16 fighters. The tanker is capable of carrying up to 240,000 pounds (108 tons) of fuel. Three additional A330 MRTT tankers built by Airbus Defence and Space will be added next year.
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
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Airbus Defence and Space has won a contract from Qatar for two A330 MRTT new generation air-to-air refuelling aircraft for the Qatar Emiri Air Force. Qatar becomes the seventh nation to select the A330 MRTT following Australia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates, and the United Kingdom which have ordered a total of 34 aircraft
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). Singapores 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
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The South Korean military yesterday received its first Airbus A330 Multirole Tanker Transport (MRTT) aircraft which will help extend the range of its fighter jets to better confront Japan and China which are in a dispute with Seoul over the Dokdo and Leodo islets. The Air Force said Monday an A330 MRTT arrived at an air base in the southern city of Gimhae, South Gyeongsang Province
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