The French Directorate General of Armament (DGA) on November 22, 2017, took delivery of the twelfth A400M Atlas military transport aircraft for the French Air Force. The aircraft carries the serial number MSN62.
Beyond the tactical and logistical capabilities of its predecessors, this aircraft is the first to be equipped with two pods for refueling aircraft in flight. Other aircraft in the fleet will be progressively equipped with this capability. The MSN 62 will fly to its home base at Orléans-Bricy airbase in the coming days.