Qatar recently signed an agreement to purchase four additional C-17 Globemaster III airlifters from Boeing [BA], the company said on Monday. The four upcoming C-17s will join the Qatar Armed Forces’ existing fleet of four airlifters. “We are very pleased with the C-17s from Boeing and look ...

The State Department approved a possible $1.6 million Foreign Military Sale (FMS) to Australia for several C-17 Globemaster III aircraft and associated equipment, parts, and logistical support. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) notified Congress of the potential sale on Wednesday. ...

By Jen DiMascio The Air Force’s list of $20 billion in unfunded requirements was front and center at a House Armed Services Committee (HASC) hearing yesterday. Members of the committee sought to get to the bottom of the difference between the service’s official budget and its annual ...

By Jen DiMascio Buying more than 205 C-17 Globemaster aircraft to boost airlift capacity is too expensive, according to a memo by the Pentagon’s acquisition chief. During the process of certifying a program to replace engines on C-5 Galaxy aircraft, John Young also reviewed options for buying ...

By Jen DiMascio Like a number of senators last week, 57 House members this week appealed to the Defense Secretary to ensure that the Air Force funds C-17 Globemasters in the budget the Pentagon will submit to Congress in February. "USAF leaders have expressed concerns during recent ...

By Jen DiMascio Nineteen Senators last week urged Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Office of Management and Budget Director Jim Nussle to provide enough funding for C-17 Globemasters in the administration’s fiscal year 2009 budget request. "For each of the last two years, the Pentagon ...