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RSAF tanker-transport airplane returns to Singapore after mission to assist Afghan evacuees

SINGAPORE: The Republic of Singapore Air Drive (RSAF) tanker-transport airplane that was deployed to help within the evacuation of Afghans returned to Singapore on Friday (Sep 10), after concluding its humanitarian mission.

The RSAF A330 multi-role tanker transport (MRTT) was deployed to Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar to assist ferry evacuees to Germany, mentioned the Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) in a information launch.

“Over the 2 weeks of its deployment, the SAF transported greater than 2,000 evacuees,” it added.

The MRTT, which might carry as much as 266 passengers or 37,000kg of cargo, can be utilized to evacuate the sick or injured.

A complete of 77 Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) personnel – together with pilots, aircrew and engineers – had been deployed for the mission.

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