Australia is considering acquisition of a fifth Boeing C-17 Globemaster airlifter instead of two Lockheed Martin C-130J Hercules that it has been planning to buy. In language that suggests Australia has almost made its mind up on the extra C-17, Defense Minister Stephen Smith cites Australia’s great satisfaction with the performance of the four of the aircraft that it bought last decade. They “have delivered excellent service and have provided [the defense department’s] first true ...


You must have an Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN) account or subscribe to this Market Briefing to access "Australia mulls extra C-17 instead of two C-130s".


Current Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN) enterprise and individual members: please go to for access.


Not currently a subscriber? Click on the "Learn More" button below to view subscription offers.

Already registered? here.