UAE signs purchase deal of 2 Airbus military aircrafts

UAE signs purchase deal of 2 Airbus military aircrafts

DUBAI (Agencies): The UAE Ministry of Defense has signed a contract to purchase two Airbus A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) for 2.6 billion dirhams ($680 million).
The new aerial refuelling tanker aircrafts will add to the ministry’s existing fleet of three A330 MRTTs, it announced in a press conference on Sunday.
The ministry also signed deals with Thales, and Goodrich Corporation, a spokesperson confirmed, adding the ministry is set to announce more agreements over the next few days at the Dubai Airshow.
Meanwhile, UAE’s EDGE Group announced it won an 11 billion dirham contract to service UAE Air Force and Air Defence aircrafts.
The deal sets out EDGE’s role to provide maintenance, repair, and overhaul of UAE military aircrafts, as well as perform specialized support services, the company said in a statement.

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