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I am pleased to announce that the Australian Government will acquire up to four new Boeing C-17 Globemaster III aircraft and associated equipment to provide the Australian Defence Force (ADF) with a heavy airlift capability.
The Government has selected the C-17 by for its ability to meet the needs of the ADF over the next 30 years.
This is the only aircraft currently in production which has a proven capability to meet ADF operational commitments, in Australia, the region and globally. The C-17 has four times the carrying capacity of the RAAF C-130 Hercules.
Originally posted by Canada_EH
I've been thinking is 3 options as follows. A400M,C-17,C-130J. Come on Canada get on it!!!
Originally posted by Strangerous
UK RAF has 4 x C17's currently leased pending the development of a European Heavy Lift Aircraft (don't hold your breath).
It certainly seems as if the ECHELON countries are beefing up their force projection capabilities to cope with the new environment of low-intensity warfare.