With a successful reliability evaluation behind them, C-17 airlifter managers here are already looking beyond November's Pentagon decision on continuing the program to a whole range of derivatives, modifications and enhancements-including a stretch that could replace U.S. Air Force C-5 Galaxy transports. The Defense Acquisition Board is supposed to decide in less than two months whether the C-17 program has recovered enough to justify buying more aircraft beyond the 40-plane cap ...


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