The Indian air force is working to define its qualitative requirements for an aerial tanker to replace its seven Ilyushin Il-78MKIs after scrapping plans to buy six Airbus A330 Multi-Role Tanker Transports (MRTT), and will accept offers from any global vendor capable of meetings its needs. A high-ranking Indian air force official tells Aviation Week that the tender for six Airbus tankers was withdrawn related to cost concerns and an ongoing reassessment of requirements. The official ...


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