Boeing has been awarded a $7.1 billion modification to an earlier contract for C-17 sustainment due to increase in fleet and number operating bases.
Work is expected to be completed Sept. 30, 2021, the US Department of Defense said in a statement Tuesday.
The four-engine, T-tailed military transport aircraft, the multi-service C-17 can carry large equipment, supplies and troops directly to small airfields in harsh terrain anywhere in the world.
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
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
Boeing has delivered its seventh C-17A Globemaster III aircraft to the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), strengthening its military, humanitarian and disaster relief support capabilities. The arrival of the new aircraft at RAAF Base in Australia marks the fastest C-17A delivery to the RAAF fleet as it is delivered after three months it was ordered from the United States, the company announced Wednesday
Even as Boeing is eyeing to end production of C-17 Globemaster and close its final assembly line three months prior than originally anticipated, Indian Air Force has pressed for additional three such heavy lift aircraft. The Indian Air Force C-17 Globemaster has been extensively employed in evacuation and rescue operations ever since India bought 10 of them in 2013
The New Zealand Defense Force might purchase NZ$600 million worth two Boeing C-17 Globemaster aircraft to replace its aging five Hercules C-130 fleet. Some of the Hercules fleet is already 50-years-old, various media reported Wednesday
Australian Government Today announced that it has decided to acquire two additional Boeing C-17A Globemaster III aircraft for its Air Forces existing fleet of six lift aircraft. The acquisition of the two additional C-17s – and associated equipment and facilities – represents an investment of $1 billion in Australias security and the ability of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) to respond to a range of contingencies
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 US Department of Energys National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) and US Air Force completed two qualification flight tests of B61-12 gravity bombs on August 8 at Tonopah Test Range in Nevada. The non-nuclear test assemblies, which were dropped from an F-15E based at Nellis Air Force Base, evaluated the weapons non-nuclear functions and the aircrafts capability to deliver the weapon, NNSA said in a statement Monday
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