Algeria has not received into service a Boeing C-17 Globemaster III strategic airlifter, the manufacturer confirmed to IHS Jane’s on 17 December.

A C-17 in Algerian Air Force (al Quwwat al Jawwiya al Jaza’eriya) markings was reported to have landed at Algiers Houari Boumediene Airport on 10 December, the Secret Difa3 blog reported eyewitnesses as saying. However, it has since emerged that this may have in fact been an aircraft belonging to the Qatar Emiri Air Force, though it is unclear how the roundels could have been confused.

In September 2013 Boeing told IHS Jane’s that the company was in the early stages of negotiations with Algeria for a number of different types of aircraft, including the C-17. […]