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Three more A330 MRTTs for France

France's Minister of the Armed Forces, Florence Parly, announced on September 3 that three additional Airbus A330s have been ordered for conversion into Phénix Multi-Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) aircraft.

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DC-10 Tankers: Extending Airpower

Derived from the DC-10, the KC-10A has supported every major conflict involving US forces since entering service in 1981.

Aircraft Report: KC-10A Extender

McDonnell Douglas’ KC-10A Extender has provided a key role in supporting US military and NATO operations for almost 40 years, but the sun is setting on this unique trijet tanker’s operational life

First KC-130J for VMGR-452

Lockheed Martin has handed over its first KC-130J Super Hercules multi-role tanker/transport to Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 452 (VMGR-452) ‘Yankees' – a US Marine Corps Reserve (USMCR) unit.

US Navy orders three more MQ-25s

The US Navy has exercised a contract option to procure an additional three MQ-25A Stingray unmanned air-to-air refuelling aircraft.

USAF, Boeing agree on final KC-46 RVS 2.0 design

The US Air Force (USAF) and Boeing have reached two agreements on the final design of the KC-46A Pegasus’ Remote Vision System (RVS) – which is known as RVS 2.0.

US green lights potential Israeli KC-46A purchase

The US State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale (FMS) of up to eight Boeing KC-46A Pegasus tanker/transport aircraft and related equipment to the Israeli government.

France receives final KC-130J

The Armée de l’Air (French Air Force) has received its second of two Lockheed Martin KC-130J Super Hercules multi-role tanker/transport aircraft.

Airbus C295 passes milestone in tanker test campaign

Airbus’ C295 medium-lift tactical transport has successfully achieved its first wet contacts as part of an air-to-air refuelling (AAR) flight-test campaign.  

Marshalls contracted to support Kuwaiti Hercules

The US government has signed a multi-year contract with UK-based Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group to support the Kuwait Air Force’s (KAF’s) fleet of KC-130J extended-range tanker-transport aircraft.