U.S. Air Force spent $ 2.9 billion order 15 C-17 strategic transport aircraft
US-made C-17A Globemaster III strategic transport aircraft type
According to Russia’s “ties” news report, U.S. Air Force has recently been signed with Boeing to buy 15 C-17 “Globemaster III” strategic transport aircraft of the contract, the total worth $ 2.9 billion.
the U.S. Air Force of this order will enable Boeing to continue the C-17 production.
after news that the U.S. Air Force Boeing leadership has allocated more than 10 billion dollars to continue to develop the C-17 project. Under the contract was signed, the military will improve the aircraft’s weapons systems and modernizing its future funding. Mid-January 2009, half of the money already in place.
Currently, the U.S. air force C-17 “Globemaster III” transports more than 170 aircraft. In addition, Australia, Canada, UK and a host of other countries are also equipped with the Air Force transport aircraft.
C-17 “Global skymaster Ⅲ” is the former McDonnell Douglas (now merged into Boeing) developed for the U.S. Air Force used a high wing, four rounds, T-shaped tail, with strategic transport aircraft after the pull discharge. Machine length 53 meters, height 16.8 meters, wingspan of 50.3 meters, and C-141 dimensions quite. Its maximum takeoff weight of 263 tons, maximum load of 150 tons. Shipped 75.8 tons of load in time, C-17 from the 2320 m long runway to take off, and the 915-meter-long runway simple. (Spring)