[PHOTO NEWS] First A330 aerial refueling tanker aircraft arrives in S. Korea

Lim Chang-won Reporter Posted : 2018-11-12 15:18 Updated : 2018-11-12 15:18
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SEOUL -- The first Airbus A330 aerial refueling tanker aircraft arrived in a military air base in the southern port city of Gimhae to increase the operational radius of South Korean fighters. It would be deployed next month after a test flight.

South Korea has ordered four A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) planes with a maximum fuel capacity of 111,000 kg (245,000 lb). The A330 MRTT has been ordered by Australia, Britain, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Singapore.