Refueler1974
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C-9 Medevac Replacement

Wed Apr 14, 2004 1:23 am

Now that the USAF has retired the vast majority of it's C-9 fleet, is there anything in the works for a replacement for this magnificent aircraft? I know that they are using C-130s and sometimes C-17s in the Air Evac role, but will this be permanent, or is this just an interim plan?
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RE: C-9 Medevac Replacement

Wed Apr 14, 2004 2:24 am

I'd say that at some point the NAVY and USAF will aquier more C-40's (737-700) the US NAVY seems quiet happy with them. I haven't heard anything about the USAF C-40B's (Ex BBJs) but I doubt their unhappy.

As for when, I have no idea. With Sen.McCain now talking about trying to kill the F/A-22. JSF with it's rising costs this early in the program. KC-67 slowly working it's way out from Congress's boot. Who knows where the money will come from.
 
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RE: C-9 Medevac Replacement

Wed Apr 14, 2004 3:27 pm

I doubt there will be a specific aeromedical replacement aircraft. A change in the health care system negated the need to shuffle patients around the country. C-130s, C-141s, C-17s are capable of getting troops evacuated from the battlefield back to the states.
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maiznblu_757
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RE: C-9 Medevac Replacement

Sat Apr 17, 2004 12:25 pm

C-40's are frequent visitors into NZY. They are slowly but surely replacing the venerable C-9's. NZY doesnt have any based there YET however.
 
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RE: C-9 Medevac Replacement

Sat Apr 17, 2004 2:12 pm

Well there is a move to privatize every support service the military uses.


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