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Indonesia Acquires the Airbus A330 MRTT

Indonesia Acquires the Airbus A330 MRTT

The A330 MRTT and the Boeing KC-46 Pegasus were constantly evaluated, considering compatibility, costs, interoperability and financial options. The Indonesian Defence Ministry confirms the acquisition of the Airbus A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) in a strategic attempt to strengthen its airborne military capabilities.

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By opting for the Airbus A330 MRTT, the country reinforces the already established relationship with Airbus, providing the country with various military products such as the Anti-Submarine Helicopter (AKS), the H225 and the A400M. Another French company, Dassault Aviation, provides 12 second-hand Mirage 2000-5 and brand new Rafale. On the other hand, Boeing provides 24 F-15EX with a $14 Billion deal.