India Marks 66th Republic Day Jan 26 | US President Obama coming as Chief Guest at the Republic Day Parade | India and US likely to announce agreements on defence and civil nuclear energy | India making elaborate arrangements to welcome Mr Obama | India marks 67th Army Day Jan 15 | India's new airline VISTARA takes off Jan 9 with a Delhi-Mumbai flight | AirAsia mishap: Aircraft debris located and some bodies recovered in Java Sea | Malaysian Aircraft Missing With 162 Onboard | AirAsia's Airbus 320-200 disappears over Java Sea after reporting bad weather | Multi-nation aerial and naval search launched | SSB (Sashastra Seema Bal) marks 51st Raising Day Dec 20 | India successfully test fires its heaviest rocket GSLV Mark-III | The 63-tonne rocket carried a space crew module for testing | The module made a soft-crash in the Bay of Bengal as planned and was recovered | India is planning manned space missions | US resuming diplomatic ties with neighbouring Cuba after 1961 | Terrorists massacre 132 children and 9 teachers in Pakistan | About 200 more children are injured in perhaps the world's most horrific tragedy in recent times | Victims belonged to an army school in Peshawar | Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif calls terrorists as savages | The world shares Pakistan's pain | All 7 terrorists killed | INS Arihant exits Visakhapatnam harbour for sea trials, confirms defence minister | India's first nuclear-armed-nuclear-propelled submarine is out for milestone tests since Dec 14 | Indian Navy and Air Force aircraft gave cover for the safe movement of nearly submerged black submarine | Navy's Boeing P-8I and possibly Mig 29K combat jets patrolled the area around Visakhapatnam | INS Arihant should be commissioned in about 15 months, says minister Manohar Parrikar | India, Russia sign will boost cooperation in defence, civil nuclear energy | Russia will set up 12 nuclear power units in India | China arrests former security chief Zhou Yongkang alleging corruption | Ashton B Carter appointed US Defense Secretary | Sikorsky Wins Indian Navy’s Multi Role Helicopter bid | Mr Anil Kumar Sinha appointed new CBI Director | An Egyptian Court dismisses all charges against former President Hosni Mubarak | Mr Mubarak was removed in 2011 after a public outcry of autocracy | Indonesia's Lion Air buys 40 ATR 72-600 for US$ 1 billion |
 

Boeing, United Arab Emirates Announce Order for 6 C-17s

 
 
  Published :January 2010
 
 
 
 
     

ST. LOUIS. Boeing and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Air Force and Air Defence have announced that the UAE has signed a contract for the acquisition of six Boeing C-17 Globemaster III advanced airlifters.

 

"The C-17 will give the UAE the ability to perform a variety of humanitarian and strategic lift operations around the world in support of both national and international missions," said Major General Staff Pilot Faris Mohamed Al Mazrouei. "These missions require us to be ready for any contingency at any time and any place, and the C-17 meets our requirements."

Under the agreement, announced Jan 6, the UAE will take delivery of four C-17s in 2011 and two in 2012. Financial terms are not being disclosed.

The UAE is the second Middle East nation after Qatar to order this big four-engine airlifter.

"Boeing is pleased that the UAE Air Force has selected the C-17 to meet its airlift requirements for the 21st century," said Jean Chamberlin, Boeing vice president, Global Mobility Systems. "The C-17 consistently posts mission capability rates that are among the best in the world, earning it high marks for its industry-leading quality and reliability."

Boeing will provide support for the UAE C-17s through the C-17 Globemaster III Sustainment Partnership, an agreement under which Boeing is responsible for all C-17 sustainment activities, including material management and depot maintenance support.

"As a tactical and strategic airlifter, the C-17 is a perfect fit for the requirements of the United Arab Emirates Air Force," said Tommy Dunehew, Boeing Global Mobility Systems vice president of Business Development. "In addition to being able to land and take off on short, unimproved runways, it has the highest mission capability rate of any airlifter."

The C-17 can carry large combat equipment and troops or humanitarian aid across international distances directly to small austere airfields anywhere in the world. With a full payload of 170,000 pounds, the C-17 can fly 2,400 nautical miles and land in 3,000 feet or less.

There are currently 212 C-17s in service worldwide -- 19 with international customers. The U.S. Air Force, including active Guard and Reserve units, has 193. International customers include Qatar, the UK Royal Air Force, the Canadian Forces, the Royal Australian Air Force, and the 12-member Strategic Airlift Capability initiative of NATO and Partnership for Peace nations.

In New Delhi, Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal P V Naik had earlier told India Strategic that the Indian Air Force (IAF) was also interested in buying 10 C 17s for operational and disaster relief roles.

 
  © India Strategic  
     
   
 
Top Stories
Solar Impulse Team to Attempt First Round-the-World Solar Flight
National Disaster Response Force Celebrates 10th Raising Day
Indian Army Fast Tracking Modernisation, says Army Chief Gen Suhag
Army Air Defence marks Raising Day
Malaysian aircraft crashes with 162 onboard
Boeing Completes World’s First All-Electric Propulsion Satellites
Indian Army: Modernisation and Current Status
India needs computer hardware industry to ensure security, says DRDO Chief
Indian Space Assets are worth $26 billion
Elbit Systems awarded $90Million Maintenance Contract for the Israeli F-16 Avionics
India's Manned Space Mission
LCA Navy clears Ramp Test Flight
Boeing-led Team Provides 10 Years of Missile Defense Protection
Indian Navy Plans to Augment its Underwater ORBAT
Boeing’s Spectrolab Manufactures Record 4 Millionth Space Solar Cell
IMAC: Indian Navy's Eyes and Ears
Artillery Modernisation Gathering Momentum
Indian Prime Minister Hands Over Dhruv Helicopter to Nepal
Coastal Security Network Must Ensure Zero Tolerance to Error: Parrikar
Singapore Air Chief Visits India
 
     
 Home | Contact Us| In the Press| Links| Downloads
© 2008-14, India Strategic. All rights reserved.