C-17 Globemaster III

Algeria May Have Received C-17 Airlifter, Report Suggests

Algeria may have received into service a Boeing C-17 Globemaster III strategic airlifter, local media reported on 10 December. A C-17 in Algerian Air Force (al Quwwat al Jawwiya al Jaza’eriya) markings landed at Algiers Houari Boumediene Airport on the same day as the announcement, theSecret Difa3 blog reported eyewitnesses as saying. Boeing has previously confirmed […]

Algeria Could Miss Out on C-17, Boeing Cautions

Algeria’s “disciplined” acquisition process for a new airlifter threatens to cut the C-17 out of the competition because of a lack of availability, says a top Boeing executive. Algeria is considering the C-17, the Airbus A400M and the upgraded Ilyushin Il-76MD90 for a possible order of between four and six aircraft. Boeing performed flight demonstrations […]

Canada to Bring Arms to Kurds in Iraq

Canada is committing two cargo planes to move military supplies into northern Iraq as part of the international effort to bolster Kurdish forces against Islamic militants. Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Friday a CC-177 Globemaster and a CC-130J Hercules transport will shuttle arms provided by allies to the Iraqi city of Irbil over the next […]

Qatari C-17 Alleged to Have Visited Libya

The Libyan Air Force posted a photograph of a military transport on its Facebook page on 15 January, alleging it was a Qatari aircraft that had landed at a base controlled by one of the country’s militias. Much of the Libyan Air Force, including the people who control the Facebook page, is loyal to Khalifa […]

Boeing Plugs Remaining 12 C-17s on Middle East Market

Boeing is working on the sale of the 12 final C-17 strategic transport aircraft, but says its joint marketing with Embraer on the KC-390 programme is taking longer than expected. When asked about the final 12 examples from the C-17 line, Chris Chadwick, president and chief executive of Boeing Defense, Space & Security, reiterated that the company is […]

Boeing Delivers Kuwait Air Force’s 1st C-17 Globemaster III

Boeing [NYSE: BA] today delivered Kuwait’s first C-17 Globemaster III airlifter, an aircraft that will expand the Kuwait Air Force’s capabilities in military and civilian operations, including humanitarian aid and disaster relief. “The C-17 meets the unique airlift requirements of the Kuwait Air Force,” said Col. Abdullah Al Foudari, Deputy Commander Kuwait Air Force. “With […]

Kuwaiti C-17 Emerges

The first of two Boeing C-17 Globemasters destined for the Kuwait Air Force has emerged from the company’s Long Beach assembly line. The aircraft is the second C-17 to wear a high-visibility colour scheme, wearing the bright white and silver scheme also worn by the air arm’s L-100 Hercules. Qatar’s Emiri Air Force also operates […]

IDEX 2015: Middle East Arms Market Remains Strong

With the rise of the Islamic State (ISIS) and an increasingly aggressive Iran, Gulf Arab states are spending billions to improve their defenses and better protect their energy infrastructure. Nowhere has this been more evident than last month’s International Defense Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) in Abu Dhabi. The region’s largest defense exhibition attracted officials from […]