The US State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of India for Boeing C-17 transport aircraft for $366.2 million.
The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today, a DSCA release said.
The number of aircraft was not specified in the approval. India has sought an additional three C-17 military transport planes to supplement the six already in service with the IAF.
However the Indian request could not be complied with as Boeing had shut down the C-17 plant for want of sufficient orders. It had just a single aircraft let for sale at the end of last year.
Indias Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG), in its report tabled in the Parliament Tuesday, has slammed both the Indian Air Force (IAF) and Boeing for various shortcomings in $2.7 billion contract for the C-17 Globemaster transport aircraft
Boeing and Mahindra Defence Systems today formally opened a center in Gurgaon to provide C-17 training services to the Indian Air Force (IAF). Once fully operational, the new center will be capable of conducting local and multi-site simulations for added realism and more robust training
The last C-17 Globemaster III, built at a Southern California Boeing plant did fly over, marking the end of an era for the californias once-thriving aerospace industry in the USA. The jet, which can hold more than 80 tons of cargo, will be housed in San Antonio, Texas, until it is delivered to the Qatar Emiri Air Force early next year, the company announced today
The Indian Air Force is hoping to procure three Boeing C-17 aircraft it had cleared for purchase since August this year. An IAF source told defenseworld
The Indian Air Force (IAF) plans to acquire three additional Boeing C-17 transport aircraft may not be possible as Boeing is left with only one aircraft after it sold four of them to Qatar in June. Boeing has halted the production line after it expressed to shut it down in April three months prior than originally anticipated
The Indian Air Force will induct its sixth C-17 Globemaster heavylift transport aircraft on Monday at the Palam air base, PTI reported. India had signed a deal for procuring 10 C-17 aircraft from the US under a deal worth around Rs 24,000 crore for augmenting its capability to supply loads and troops to the border areas
The US State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale estimated $342.6 million to Kuwait for continuation of C-17 Globemaster III logistics support services and equipment
The Indian government is pursuing the procurement of an additional C-17 heavy lift aircraft for the Indian Air Force, Minister of State for defence Subhash Bhamre, replying to a question in the Parliament Tuesday. India has already bought 10 C-17 aircraft from the US
Boeing has won a $93 million five-year contract for E-3 Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) sustainment engineering and technical support. This contract provides for support to the E-3 AWACS division and will also generate technical requirements for the Air Force, Japanese Air Self Defense Force (JASDF), North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF), UK, and French Republic (FR), the US Department of Defense said in a statement Friday
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