Qatar requests spare C-17 engines
The US State Department has approved a $81 million foreign military sale (FMS) to Qatar for spare C-17 engines, equipment and support, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency announced on 8 December.
Qatar has requested the equipment in support of its eight C-17 Globemaster III aircraft: four spare F117-PW-100 engines, quick engine change kits, engine transport trailers, engine platforms, engine trailers and other support services.
The C-17 provides a heavy airlift capability and complements the operations of Qatar’s C-130J fleet. The proposed sale would expand Qatar’s ability to operate and maintain its C-17s, and to provide humanitarian aid in the Middle East and Africa region and support its troops in coalition operations.
If it goes ahead the prime contractor for the sale will be Boeing.
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