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Australia to Order Additional Boeing C-17A Planes, Equipment

RAAF_C17GlobemasterAustralia intends to procure additional two Boeing-made (NYSE: BA) Globemaster III military cargo aircraft and related equipment from the U.S. government.

The Australian defense department said Friday it will spend approximately $1 billion to buy the C-17As as well as to modernize an aircraft maintenance facility and other infrastructure at an air force station in Queensland.

Australia’s air force currently owns six Boeing C-17s and has used the aircraft to transport military personnel and supplies during humanitarian and disaster relief operations in Australia and overseas.

Australia added it aims to receive “the first aircraft within six months of the initial order and the second aircraft within ten months of the delivery of the first.”

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