C-17 Globemaster III

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The Boeing (formerly McDonnell Douglas) C-17 Globemaster III is a large military transport aircraft. Developed for the United States Air Force from the 1980s to the early 1990s by McDonnell Douglas, the C-17 is used for rapid strategic airlift of troops and cargo to main operating bases or forward operating bases throughout the world; it can also perform tactical airlift, medical evacuation and airdrop missions.[3] The C-17 carries the name of two previous U.S. military cargo aircraft, the C-74 Globemaster and the C-124 Globemaster II.

The C-17 is operated by the U.S. Air Force, the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada,[4] NATO,[5] and Qatar.[6] The United Arab Emirates has aircraft on order, and India has a preliminary agreement to order the aircraft.


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