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Fourth C-17 Globemaster III delivered to India

28th October 2013 - 10:43 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Boeing has delivered the fourth C-17 Globemaster III aircraft to the Indian Air Force (IAF), keeping the company on schedule to deliver a total of five aircraft to the IAF during 2013.

Ten C-17 aircraft have been ordered by the IAF under a foreign military sales agreement signed between the Indian and US governments in 2011. Boeing delivered the first C-17 under the contract in June. The final five aircraft will be delivered by in 2014.

Boeing will complete production of the C-17 Globemaster III in the fourth quarter of 2015. In addition to the remaining C-17s for India, the company will build 15 more for other customers outside the United States. Boeing will continue after-delivery support of the worldwide C-17 fleet as part of the C-17 Globemaster III Integrated Sustainment Program Performance-Based Logistics agreement.

Boeing has delivered 258 C-17s, including 223 to the US Air Force and a total of 35 to Australia, Canada, India, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, the UK and the 12-member Strategic Airlift Capability initiative of NATO and Partnership for Peace nations.

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