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- Main Title Military Airlift: C-17 Program Background
Author: Bolkcom, ChristopherCreator Type: PersonalCreator Info: Foreign Affairs, Defense, and Trade Division
Author: Knight, WilliamCreator Type: PersonalCreator Info: Foreign Affairs, Defense, and Trade Division
Name: Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service.Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
- Creation: 2008-10-22
- Content Description: The C-17 Globemaster III is a long-range cargo aircraft operated by the U.S. Air Force since 1993. To date, Congress has funded 190 C-17s for the Air Force. The C-17 program remains a key issue as Congress evaluates the needs of DOD's strategic airlift force. This paper provides program background for the C-17. For more detailed analysis of current issues regarding the C-17 acquisition, see CRS Report RL34264, Strategic Airlift Modernization: Analysis of C-5 Modernization and C-17 Acquisition Issues.
- Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Transportation
- Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Transport aircraft
- Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Military aircraft
- Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Defense policy
- Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Weapons systems
Name: Congressional Research Service ReportsCode: CRSR
Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents DepartmentCode: UNTGD
- CRS Report Number: RS22763
- Accession or Local Control No: RS22763_2008Oct22
- Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metacrs10719