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UK adds eighth C-17

written by australianaviation.com.au | March 29, 2012
The RAF's seventh C-17 was delivered in 2010. (Boeing)

The UK’s Royal Air Force will take delivery of an eighth C-17 airlifter later this year, Boeing has announced.

“The tremendous teamwork of Boeing and US government officials has made it possible to announce this acquisition so quickly after we determined the need for this additional C-17,” said UK Ministry of Defence Head of Commercial for Air Support Robin Philip. “This C-17 will be a welcome addition to the RAF fleet.”

The RAF took delivery of its seventh C-17 in November 2010.

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Australia last week confirmed its intention to acquire a sixth C-17 for the RAAF. Other international customers for the airlifter comprise Canada, India, NATO, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates.

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