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NATO MMU receives latest MRTT

The sixth Airbus A330 MRTT was delivered to the NATO MMU at Eindhoven Air Base on 27 July. (Airbus)

The Multinational Multirole Tanker Transport (MRTT) Unit (MMU) received its sixth Airbus A330 MRTT aircraft on 27 July.

Aircraft MMF6/T-059 of the Multinational MRTT Fleet (MMF) was delivered to the unit's main operating station at Eindhoven Air Base in the Netherlands, the MMU announced.

“Perfect weather for the arrival of our new member of the Multinational MRTT Fleet with the tail number T-059,” the MMU tweeted. “Today, our MMU aircrew safely flew the A330 MRTT home to Eindhoven Air Base. Thank you for the great support to our partners from the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA), the Organisation for Joint Armament Co-operation (OCCAR), and Airbus Defence and Space!”

The MMF capability will enable NATO members Belgium, the Czech Republic, Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, and Norway to field nine A330 MRTT aircraft between them, with the MMU operating unit composed of military personnel from these six participating countries. Five MRTTs will operate from Eindhoven Air Base, with a further four operating from the forward operating base at Cologne-Wahn Air Base (one of which will be permanently configured for the medical evacuation role).

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