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UAE Air Force receives 6th C-17 Globemaster III

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C-17 Globemaster III.

LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA (BNS): Boeing delivered the sixth United Arab Emirates (UAE) C-17 Globemaster III to the UAE Air Force and Air Defence earlier this month at the company's final assembly facility in Long Beach.

"After every delivery, UAE C-17s fly into action, conducting humanitarian airlift and disaster-response missions and life-saving aeromedical evacuation. The C-17 that strengthens the UAE Air Force and Air Defence's range and ability to perform critical airlift missions around the globe," Bob Ciesla, Boeing vice president, Airlift, and C-17 programme manager, said in the company statement.

The delivery completes an agreement announced on Jan. 6, 2010, for six advanced airlifters to modernise the UAE's transport capabilities. Boeing delivered four C-17s to the UAE in 2011 and a fifth aircraft in May.

As part of the C-17 Globemaster III Integrated Sustainment Program (GISP) Performance-Based Logistics agreement with the US Air Force, Boeing provides after-delivery support to the UAE C-17 fleet.

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