aardvark
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Fifth Raaf C-17

Thu May 31, 2007 8:52 pm

I read an articile recently on the prospects of Boeing building the BC-17 for civil markets and in the article it was mentioned that Boeing believes that there are prospects for a fifth RAAF C-17. Has anybody any further news?
 
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RE: Fifth Raaf C-17

Fri Jun 01, 2007 3:17 pm

Hope so!  Smile The RNZAF should make a deal with the RAAF to have one operated on their behalf too.
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RE: Fifth Raaf C-17

Fri Jun 01, 2007 10:07 pm

Quoting Aardvark (Thread starter):
Has anybody any further news?

I can't see the money in the current budget for it. It is does arrive it will be by way of special purchase as the previous 4 were. Would be useful to have though, especially with our commitment to Afghanistan expected to last a further two years.

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