Indian strategic Airlift capability increases with the C-17 military plane from US

Indian strategic Airlift capability increases with the C-17 military plane from US
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Washington: The Trump administration's decision to sell one C-17 transport aircraft to India by the US will improve its capability to meet current and future strategic airlift requirements, the Pentagon has said.

The proposed sale of C-17 transport aircraft by Boeing at an estimated cost of is USD 366.2 million includes one missile Warning System, one Countermeasures Dispensing System, one Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) Transponder and precision navigation equipment.

"The proposed sale will improve India 's capability to meet current and future strategic airlift requirements," Defence Security Cooperation Agency said in a notification to the Congress on Monday.


"India lies in a region prone to natural disasters and will use the additional capability for humanitarian assistance and disaster relief," the agency said.

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