Netherlands, Luxembourg agree joint A330 MRTT buy

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  1. Vergennes

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    A multinational initiative to acquire a pooled fleet of Airbus A330 multirole tanker/transports has edged closer to take-off, with the Netherlands and Luxembourg agreeing to buy an initial two examples.

    Agreed with Airbus in a 28 July contract via the OCCAR defence procurement body, the acquisition is the first part of a potentially broader activity being pursued by the European Defence Agency and several other nations.

    “Final arrangements will be made in the coming weeks for the completion of the financial process resulting in a formal order,” Airbus Defence & Space says. This will also include an initial two-year package of in-service support, it adds.

    Read more at : https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/netherlands-luxembourg-agree-joint-a330-mrtt-buy-427962/
     
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    the bird will be mostly be paid for by the dutch and some by luxemburg. they will be owned by nato, not any specific country but luxembourg chipping in would lead me to believe they would be stationed there along with the c17's which are already there.
    i guess this makes up for india canceling the tender for 6 a330's mrtt's. which is no suprise.
     
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