Lockheed Martin delivered the 17th C-5M Super Galaxy—the first such delivery of 2014—to the Air Force on Tuesday. The Super Galaxy took off from the company’s Marietta, Ga., facility, and flew to Stewart ANGB, N.Y., where it “will undergo internal paint restoration,” states the March 25 release. The aircraft, serial No. 86-0020, will then proceed to its final destination of Dover AFB, Del. The Air Force expects to receive 52 C-5Ms by 2017.
The U.S. supports “a stronger and more capable” European defense, Defense Secretary Lloyd J. Austin III said during an Oct. 22 press conference in Brussels—but that defense should not duplicate the functions and capabilities of the NATO alliance.