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UK requests logistics support for C-17

25th January 2017 - 09:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


The US State Department has made a determination approving a $400 million foreign military sale to the UK for C-17 logistics support services and equipment, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency announced on 23 January.

The UK's request includes logistics support for its eight C-17 aircraft including contract labour for sustainment engineering, quality assurance, support equipment repair, supply chain management, spare and repair parts, maintenance, and centralised maintenance support/associated services.

The request also includes upgrades including fixed installation satellite antenna, Mode 5+ installation and sustainment, Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast Out, Communications Modernization Phase II, Replacement Heads-Up Display and three special operations loading ramps.

The UK's current contract for C-17 support is set to expire in September 2017. 

If the sale goes ahead, the prime contractor for the contract will be Boeing.

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