Aerospace & Defense News - Defense Asia / Pacific.

Jan 17, 2010


New Delhi has submitted a letter of request to the US government for the possible acquisition of up to 10 Boeing C-17 strategic transports, with the move forming part of a program to replace its air force's aged Antonov An-32s and Ilyushin Il-76s. Announcing the development on 8 January, Boeing said it believes "the C-17 can fulfill India's needs for military and humanitarian airlift to help it meet its growing domestic and international responsibilities". It is not clear when a deal could be approved, or how much it would cost. However, industry sources say New Delhi is keen to add the aircraft to its air force fleet within three years, and that a purchase...

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