US, India Consider C-17 Exchange
Pacific Air Forces Commander Gen. Hawk Carlisle said the United States and
India are considering an exchange program for their respective C-17 units.
"There are opportunities for us to learn from each other," Carlisle
told reporters during a July 29 meeting in Washington, D.C. He noted, however,
that the exchange is not yet a done deal. The Indians "are doing some
pretty neat things," with their newly acquired C-17s, he said. For
example, they regularly land the C-17 and deliver cargo on runways that are located at 11,000
feet to 13,000 feet in elevation, which is "harrowing" for larger cargo
aircraft, he said. India received
its first C-17 in June. It took delivery of its second one on July
22 from manufacturer Boeing, announced
the company. India has 10 C-17s on order; they are slated for delivery by 2014.
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