Indian Air Force To Buy More Boeing C-17 Globemaster

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Indian Air Force To Buy More Boeing C-17

Indian Air Force To Buy More Boeing C-17. India's planned acquisition of an additional Boeing C-17 strategic transport would increase the fleet of its Air Force type to 11 examples, and the proposed purchase would be worth about USD 366 million.

The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency said the addendum will enhance New Delhi's ability to "meet current and future strategic requirements for air transport," as well as support humanitarian assistance and disaster relief efforts .

According to the database, the current air force of India 10 C-17s between 2.8 and 4.5 years old. The service operates the largest number of Pratt & Whitney F117-100-engined transports after the main user of the US Air Force.

The last Boeing C-17 left Long Beach, California in November 2015, with the company ending production by building several examples of "white tail" without confirmed customers.