State Department Greenlights UAE for $980M C-17 Fleet Support Renewal

The United Arab Emirates has asked to procure follow-on government and contractor support for C-17 military transport planes from the U.S. under a potential $980.4 million foreign military sales agreement cleared by the State Department.

Boeing (NYSE: BA), which makes the C-17 airlifter, will serve as principal contractor for the renewal of aircraft sustainment services to the UAE, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said Tuesday.

DSCA noted that up to a dozen representatives from both the U.S. government and contractor may travel to the Emirates to perform a range of program support services as part of the proposed transaction.

The possible sale covers work to update aircraft hardware and software platforms, maintain the Joint Mission Planning System and deploy vehicle and engine support equipment.

Personnel assigned to carry out the agreement will also participate in the UAE’s C-17 Virtual Fleet for Total System Sustainment initiative and Material Improvement Program.

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