Indian Deal For Ten Boeing C-17s Cleared

The Indian govt today cleared the country's largest defence deal with the US so far. Long expected, the Cabinet Committee on Security approved a $4.1-billion deal for 10 Boeing C-17 Globemaster-III heavy transport aircraft. The deal is expected to hold options for six more aircraft.

The deal includes $1.12-billion in offsets, which reportedly includes a high-altitude engine test facility and trisonic wind tunnel facility for India's Defence Research & Development Organisation.

Previously on Livefist:
- Indian $4.1-bn Order For 10 C-17s In Sight
- Done Deal
- C-17 A Carefully Considered Choice: IAF Chief

Also see this presentation on the C-17 [PDF] by Boeing at Aero India 2011.

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