NEW DELHI – The Indian air force (IAF) received its sixth Boeing C-17 heavy transport aircraft on July 28, and the airframer is expected to complete the delivery of the entire order by December. India in June 2011 signed a contract for 10 C-17s at a cost of about $4.1 billion. The four-engine aircraft can transport battle tanks and combat-ready troops over 2,400 nm and is capable of carrying a payload of 164,900 lb. after taking off from a 7,000-ft. airstrip. The first of the 10 ...

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