Sale of C-17 Globe­mas­ter III to Aus­tralia

SP's MAI - - AEROSPACE DEVELOPMENTS -

The US State Depart­ment has made a de­ter­mi­na­tion ap­prov­ing a pos­si­ble for­eign mil­i­tary sale to Aus­tralia for C-17 Globe­mas­ter III air­craft and as­so­ci­ated equip­ment, parts and lo­gis­ti­cal support for an es­ti­mated cost of $1.609 bil­lion. The De­fense Se­cu­rity Co­op­er­a­tion Agency de­liv­ered the re­quired cer­ti­fi­ca­tion no­ti­fy­ing Congress of this pos­si­ble sale re­cently.

The Gov­ern­ment of Aus­tralia has re­quested a pos­si­ble sale of up to 4 C-17A Globe­mas­ter III air­craft, 19 F117-PW-100 Pratt & Whit­ney en­gines, 4 AN/AAQ-24V large air­craft in­frared coun­ter­mea­sures (LAIRCM) sys­tems, 4 small laser trans­mit­ter as­sem­blies, 4 sys­tem pro­ces­sors, 4 AN/ AAR-54 mis­sile warn­ing sen­sors, 1 AN/ALE47 coun­ter­mea­sure dis­penser, 1 AN/AAR-47 mis­sile warn­ing sys­tem, 5 trim­ble force 524 re­ceivers, 2 GAS-1 antenna units, 2 con­trolled re­cep­tion pat­tern an­ten­nas, 1 ANUSC-43V ad­vanced nar­row­band voice ter­mi­nal, 16 Honey­well H-764 ACE em­bed­ded global po­si­tion­ing sys­tem/in­er­tial nav­i­ga­tion sys­tems, spare and re­pair parts, sup­ply and test equip­ment, per­son­nel train­ing and train­ing equip­ment, pub­li­ca­tions and tech­ni­cal doc­u­men­ta­tion, US Gov­ern­ment and con­trac­tor en­gi­neer­ing, lo­gis­tics, and tech­ni­cal support ser­vices, and other re­lated el­e­ments of lo­gis­tics support.

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