Indian Air Force to be Equipped with C-17 Globemaster-III Aircraft

2 December 2010 (Last Updated December 2nd, 2010 18:30)

India's Ministry of Defence has issued a letter of request to the US for the procurement of Boeing C-17 Globemaster-III aircraft for the Indian Air Force. The ministry is planning to acquire the aircraft through the US's Foreign Military Sales programme. The decision to proc

India’s Ministry of Defence has issued a letter of request to the US for the procurement of Boeing C-17 Globemaster-III aircraft for the Indian Air Force.

The ministry is planning to acquire the aircraft through the US’s Foreign Military Sales programme.

The decision to procure the aircraft followed a technology scan carried out as per India’s Defence Procurement Procedure 2008.

It indicated that the C-17 Globemaster-III aircraft best meets Indian Air Force heavy transport operational requirements.