USAF Buys One of Its Leased Gulfstream Vs
On July 27/11, the Pentagon announced a $26.8 million contract to Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. in Savannah, GA to buy 1 leased aircraft, in accordance with option terms of the contract. Research reveals that the plane is a C-37A Gulfstream V long-range business jet, flown under a 10-year, $477.3 million lease of 5 planes, signed in October 2000. The USAF currently flies 9 C-37s: 4 at Andrews Air Force Base, MD; 3 at MacDill AFB, FL; and 1 each at Hickam AFB, Hawaii, and Chievres Air Base, Belgium. They are used as longer-range counterparts to its C-20 Gulfstream III/IV VIP jets, and include secure military communication equipment on board.
The OC-ALC/GKSKB at Tinker Air Force Base, OK manages this contract (F33657-00-C-0038, PO 0183).