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Airbus to partner with Lockheed Martin and offer A330 MRTT to U.S. government

KC-30 A39-002 refuelling an USAF F-16 in 2015

Lockheed Martin and Airbus announced recently that the two companies have signed a memorandum of agreement to “explore opportunities” to meet “growing demand” from U.S. defense customers for aerial refueling.

By U.S. Air Force photo by Christian Turner [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons


Offering the A330 MRTT, both companies said their agreement is intended to “address any identified capacity shortfall and to meet requirements for the next generation of tankers capable of operating in the challenging enviompanies said their agreement is intended to “address any identified capacity shortfall and to meet requirements for the next generation of tankers capable of operating in the challenging environments of future battlespace.” ronments of future battlespace.”

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