-17X would be a reasonable product to offer the military export market too. It doesn't have any sensitive military technology or refuelling so could be offered to governments and air forces in preference to the full C-17 option.
Customers like the Saudis could be interested as they operate C-130 civil versions for the Royal Flight. There are even examples of Antonovs in the MEA
Middle East Airlines (Lebanon)">ME being used on that job.
Both those applications aren't as critical when it comes to operating costs as civilian freight dogs are. Rather than compare the BC
-17X with the An-124 a better comparison is the IL
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