Australia gets the C-17 hard-sell

Australia is apparently buying four more Boeing C-17A Globemaster III cargo aircraft, along with technical support and spares for an amazing bargain price of $300 million, according to this press release issued this morning by the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA).

Er, or not.

The DSCA clearly botched the press release. The government of Australia already purchased four C-17s plus related spares two three years ago, thank you very much, and has the $2 billion receipt to prove it.

Today’s DSCA announcement should have simply announced that Australia has signed up for Boeing’s global sustainment partnership program for the C-17. 


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One Response to Australia gets the C-17 hard-sell

  1. Ed 24 July, 2009 at 5:46 am #

    $300m for four C-17As? “I’m gonna make an offer he can’t refuse!”

    Did anyone save the release before it got taken down?

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