‘India expresses interest in 6 more C-17 planes’

  • The Indian Air force has expressed interest in acquiring six more C-17 heavy lift transport aircraft, in addition to a contract for 10, the US defence giant Boeing said on Feb 14. 
  • Five of the 10 aircraft will be delivered by next year and the other five in 2014, he said. The deal for supplying 10 C-17 aircraft is USD 4.1 billion. 
  • Boeing was also set to deliver first of the maritime petrol airplane, Poseidon P8-I, early next year to the Indian Navy, he said at the Singapore Airshow being held from February 14 to 19. The P8-1 contract is worth USD 2.1 billion. 
  • The Navy also has option to order four more of the P8-1, anti-submarine and maritime surveillance aircraft in addition to the 8-unit contract.
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