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USAF: $2B for 10 More C-17s

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More on the way(click to view full) In our September 2006 article “C-17 Adds Orders on Talent, Not Luck,” DID noted that “Senator Talent [R-MO] announced that he has secured funding for a total of 10 more C-17s in the Senate-House Defense Appropriations Conference Report for FY 2007.” The USAF was already asking for 8 aircraft, and Sen. Talent’s moves tacked 7 more C-17s onto the 3 added by Congress in order to address the C-17 fleet’s accelerated wear. Now comes the contract. Boeing subsidiary McDonnell Douglas Corp. in Long Beach, CA has received a $2 billion firm-fixed-price contract. This undefinitized contract action covers ten (10) C-17 Block 18 aircraft, as a follow-on acquisition to the original total of 180 C-17 Globemaster IIIs. At this time, $980 million have been obligated. This work will be complete October 2009. The Headquarters Aeronautical Systems Center at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH issued the contract (FA8614-06-D-2006-0002).

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