United States to sell $366.2 million Boeing C-17 military aircraft to India
The decision by Donald Trump’s board to sell a C-17 transport plane in India will improve its ability to meet current and future strategic requirements for air travel, the Pentagon said.
Military aircraft picture file Boeing C-17A Military Globemaster III. The military air transport ReutersFile image airplane Boeing C-17A Globemaster III. Reuters
Boeing’s proposed sale of C-17 transport aircraft is at an estimated cost of $ 366.2 million. The aircraft has a missile alert system, an anti-missile distribution system, an identification or enemy transponder (IFF), and precision navigation equipment.
“The proposed sale will enhance India’s ability to meet current and future needs for strategic air transport,” the United States Agency for Defense Security Cooperation said in a statement to Congress on Monday.
“India is in a region prone to natural disasters and the use of additional capacity for humanitarian assistance and relief operations,” the agency said.
With and with this purchase, India will be able to provide strategic strategic air combat capabilities for its armed forces. India currently operates C-17s and will have no trouble absorbing this aircraft in its armed forces, according to the agency, adding that the proposed sale will not affect the basic military balance in the region.
The Congressional notification said that the decision was made that India could provide substantially the same level of sensitive technology protection as is emitted as the United States.
“This proposed sale is necessary for the pursuit of foreign policy and the United States national security goal stated in the justification of the policies,” said the Pentagon.
According to the Pentagon, military air cargo aircraft Boeing C-17A Globemaster III is the most flexible to enter the fleet of the United States Air Force. The C-17 is able to provide a strategic delivery of up to 170,900 personnel and / or equipment pounds to major operations bases or to advanced operations sites.
Noting that the aircraft is also capable of short landings with a full cargo occupation, it said that the aircraft can perform tactical missions of air and air transport, as well as trucks and ambulatory patients during aero-medical evacuation, if necessary.
A fully integrated electronic cabin and advanced cargo delivery system allow a crew of three pilots, copiloteurs and cargo sensors to operate the aircraft on any type of mission, he said.