Germany and Norway have placed a firm order for five Airbus Defense and Space (DS) A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) aircraft to be fielded under the auspices of the European/NATO Multinational Multi Role Tanker Transport Fleet (MMF).
The announcement by Airbus DS on 25 September came some three months after the two nations formally joined the MMF programme, alongside members Luxembourg and the Netherlands, which had already signed up for two aircraft to be handed over between 2020 and 2022. In addition to the seven MRTTs now contracted, there are options for a further four aircraft should other nations join the programme.
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