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Thursday, 16 February 2017

Belgium, Germany, Norway to take part in European joint tanker fleet

NATO has taken another important step forward to improve its ability to refuel aircraft in mid-air, with three Allies looking to join a European programme to acquire new refuelling aircraft. Today, 16 February 2017, Defence Ministers from Belgium, Germany, and Norway signed a Declaration of Intent to join a European multinational fleet of Airbus tankers, created by the Netherlands and Luxembourg. Read more
An artists’ impression of an A330MRTT multirole tanker-transport aircraft from the future pooled European fleet refueling an F-35 fighter jet
(Credit: Airbus D&S)
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