Australia Wants $2 Billion C-17 Deal




 
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April 5th, 2006  
tomtom22
 
 

Topic: Australia Wants $2 Billion C-17 Deal


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Australia Wants $2 Billion C-17 Deal
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InsideDefense.com NewsStand | John Liang | April 05, 2006
The Defense Security Cooperation Agency today notified Congress of a possible $2 billion sale of C-17 Globemaster cargo aircraft and related equipment to Australia. In a statement, DSCA said Australia had requested four C-17s, up to 18 Pratt & Whitney F117-PW-100 engines, as many as four AN/AAQ-24V(13) Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures (LAIRCM) systems and up to 15 AN/AVS-9 night vision goggles and related services and support equipment. Australia currently lacks a heavy airlift capability and has to rely on foreign sources for such services, according to DSCA. This generally takes the form of either U.S. Air Force airlift or contract carriers that use Russian heavy airlift aircraft.
source: http://www.military.com/features/0,1...tml?ESRC=eb.nl

This may only extend the C-17 production line about 7 months, otherwise without more orders from the US AirForce or other nations, the C-17 production line will shut down @ the end of 2008.
April 7th, 2006  
AussieNick
 
Well hopefully we get them. We sure need them.
April 7th, 2006  
phoenix80
 
 
Canada has also been testing this Boeing C-17 Globemaster for a while

http://www.defenselink.mil/contracts/2006/ct20060313-12637.html
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April 7th, 2006  
tomtom22
 
 
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Originally Posted by phoenix80
Canada has also been testing this Boeing C-17 Globemaster for a while

http://www.defenselink.mil/contracts...313-12637.html
I did not see anything in the site you posted, phoenix80, about Canada being interested. Can you provide more details?
April 18th, 2006  
Shadowalker
 
 
Have a look at this site about the canadian search for a large transport aircraft:
http://www.sfu.ca/casr/101-fsa1.htm

If australia want a cheaper option IL-76 can be westernised and somewhere on the site ive posted the link of I think its about a third of the price of a C-17.
April 18th, 2006  
tomtom22
 
 
Thanks for that post, Shadowalker. It answered my questions.
April 18th, 2006  
Yoman
 
 
http://forums.army.ca/forums/index.p...ach=8771;image

A USAF C17 parked outside Ottawa International Airport (CYOW).

Is this good proof or what?
April 19th, 2006  
Shadowalker
 
 
If it was in canadian colours then yes good proof, but i expect US military cargo jets go to canada a lot for training etc.
April 20th, 2006  
Yoman
 
 
It was parked there along with a C130 to showcase them to the Canadian goverment.
April 20th, 2006  
AussieNick
 
No it'll be the C-17. We will not buy Russian equipment... at all. That's just how it is. We never have and never will.