Singapore’s new tanker arrival

The Republic of Singapore Air Force received its first Airbus A330 Multi-role Tanker Transport (MRTT) on August 14, following a 14-hour delivery light from Spain. The aircraft, serial number 761, is the second A330 MRTT produced for the Republic of Singapore Air Force, and arrived in country bearing its 50th anniversary commemorative markings. It was later oicially unveiled at the Republic of Singapore Air Force parade at Tengah Air Base on September 1 2018.

Five more A330 MRTTs will follow and gradually replace the KC-135R Stratotanker operated by 112 Squadron based at Changi (West) Air Base. The third A330 MRTT is currently undergoing painting at Manching, Germany.

Chen Chuanren