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US oks $195 mn FMS from Canada for CC-177 strategic airlifters follow-on support

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World Defense & Security News - Canada
 
 
US oks $195 mn FMS from Canada for CC-177 strategic airlifters follow-on support
 
The US State Department approved a Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Canada for sustainment support for C-17 heavy-lift aircraft. for an estimated cost of $195 million, the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) announced on April 20, 2017.
     
US oks 195 mn FMS from Canada for CC 177 strategic airlifter support 640 001One the five CC-177 Globemaster III currently in service with the Royal Canadian Air Force
(Credit: RCAF)
     
The Government of Canada has requested a possible sale of follow-on support for five CC177 aircraft (Canada’s designator for the C-17), including contractor logistics support (CLS) provided through the Globemaster III Integrated Sustainment Program (GISP), in-country field services support, aircraft maintenance and technical support.

It will also involve support equipment, alternate mission equipment, software support, spares, personnel training and training equipment, U.S. Government and contractor engineering and logistics support services, publications and technical documentation, and major modification and retrofit kits support. The total estimated program cost is $195 million.

"The proposed sale of defense articles and services is required to maintain the operational readiness of the Royal Canadian Air Force C-17 aircraft. Canada’s current contract supporting its five C-17s will expire on 20 September 2017. The Royal Canadian Air Force will have no difficulty absorbing this support," the DSCA said.

The contract will involve Boeing and Lockheed Martin.