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Extra C-17 for the RAF

8th February 2012 - 16:15 GMT | by Tony Osborne in London

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The UK Royal Air Force (RAF) is to buy another Boeing C-17, strengthening its fleet of transport aircraft to eight.

The decision was announced by Prime Minister David Cameron and is reportedly being funded through savings made in the defence budget.

The aircraft is currently on the Boeing C-17 production line at Long Beach in California and is due to enter service with 99 Sqn at RAF Brize Norton this July.

Defence Secretary Philip Hammond said: 'The C-17 has shown its worth in Afghanistan ensuring that our troops are given the fastest, most efficient passage home.

'It is a vastly

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Tony Osborne

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Tony was deputy editor of Defence Helicopter and Rotorhub magazines before joining Aviation Week in …

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