OFFICIAL NAME: Airbus Military’s A400M airlifter was officially named “Atlas” in a ceremony held July 6 at RAF Fairford. Peter Luff, U.K. minister for defense equipment, support and technology, and senior representatives of participating nations’ air forces attended. Previously known as “the Grizzly” by the flight-test crews, Atlas has been ordered by Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Spain, Turkey and the U.K. First deliveries to the French air force are expected by year’s ...


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