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  • Main Title Military Airlift: C-17 Program Background


  • Author: Bolkcom, Christopher
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: Foreign Affairs, Defense, and Trade Division
  • Author: Knight, William
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: Foreign Affairs, Defense, and Trade Division


  • Name: Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service.
    Place of Publication: Washington D.C.


  • Creation: 2008-10-22


  • English


  • 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 Reports
    Code: CRSR


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report


  • Text


  • CRS Report Number: RS22763
  • Accession or Local Control No: RS22763_2008Oct22
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metacrs10719