30 Jun '15, 1pm

South Korea opts for Airbus in tanker-transport requirement

South Korea opts for Airbus in tanker-transport requirement

Airbus has beaten off competition from both Boeing and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) to supply the Republic of Korea with tanker-transport aircraft, the government announced on 30 June. The Republic of Korea Air Force (RoKAF) is to receive four Airbus Defence and Space (DS) A330-200 MultiRole Tanker Transport (MRTT) aircraft under a deal valued at approximately KRW1.4 trillion (USD1.2 billion). Boeing had submitted its KC-46A Pegasus platform, while IAI was proposing its B767-300 Multi-Mission Tanker Transport (MMTT). According to the South Korean Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA), the A330 MRTT won out over its rivals because of its superior performance (endurance, fuel capacity, personnel, and cargo capacity were specified), its pricing, and the fact that it is already in service with several air forces around the world. While DAPA did not disclose a ...

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