The Royal Netherlands Air Force has received the USA Aviation Week magazine laureate prize for its efforts in leading the creation of a Multinational Fleet of eight Airbus A330 MRTT tanker/transports to improve the interoperability and boost the capability of European air forces.
The European MALE RPAS Programme Participating States have taken a major decision on the way ahead. After an intense period of preparation, OCCAR-EA launched the invitation to tender to the potential future prime contractor, Airbus Defence & Space GmbH on 31 October.
The European MALE RPAS (Medium Altitude Long Endurance Remotely Piloted Aircraft System) has successfully passed its System Requirements Review (SRR) in January 2018. The successful SRR also initiates the second phase of the definition study, which will lead to a consolidated preliminary design.