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Australia's 8th and final C-17A Globemaster III military airlifter landed at RAAF Base Amberley.

| 2015
World Aviation Defense & Security News - Australia
Australia's 8th and final C-17A Globemaster III military airlifter landed at RAAF Base Amberley
The Royal Australian Air Force has officially welcomed its 8th and final C-17A Globemaster III strategic military transport aircraft into service at RAAF Base Amberley yesterday, Nov. 4, 2015. The acquisition of two additional Boeing C-17A Globemaster III aircraft, and associated equipment and facilities, is a $1 billion investment in Australia’s ability to provide vital heavy airlift to a range of global military operations.
Australia 8th and final C 17A Globemaster III military airlifter landed at RAAF Base Amberley 640 001The 8th and final C-17A transport aircraft for the Royal Australian Air Force touched down at RAAF Amberley on Nov 2. This aircraft, A41-212, is part of a two aircraft purchase that was announced by Australia Federal Government in 2015
(Credit: RAAF)
With extraordinary lift and range, the C-17A Globemaster is an integral part of the Australian Defence Force’s airlift capability. It allows Australia to rapidly deploy troops, combat equipment, tanks, helicopters and humanitarian resources worldwide,” Australia's Defense Minister Brough said.

The C-17A Globemaster has played a central role in the ADF’s activities, including supporting the international effort to combat Daesh in Iraq and Syria, recovering the victims of the MH-17 tragedy in the Ukraine, and delivering disaster relief to victims of the Vanuatu cyclone and Queensland floods.

Chief of Air Force, Air Marshal Leo Davies, AO, CSC, said the Royal Australian Air Force was part of the global fleet of C-17A Globemasters, including the global sustainment system that delivered improved interoperability with our coalition partners.

The C-17A Globemaster is an incredibly versatile aircraft. It allows us to provide an air bridge from Australia with supplies to the men and women deployed around the world, support Army operations, and assist at home with disaster relief such as the Queensland floods,” Air Marshal Davies said.

Additional aircraft mean we can better meet the demands of moving personnel and equipment, within the short timeframes required in emergency situations, such as floods and cyclones.”

Australia has worked closely with the United States Air Force to acquire the additional operating capability within a short time-frame, supporting the Government’s commitment to building a strong, capable and sustainable Australian Defence Force.



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