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Military Aircraft

Volume 470: debated on Monday 7 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what contribution he expects the purchase of a sixth C-17 Globe Master to make to his Department’s heavy lift strategy. (172560)

[holding answer 10 December 2007]: The sixth C-17 will deliver a significant increase in our ability to transport personnel and equipment, including large cargo, over strategic distances, particularly in support of our current operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.