The Indian govt today cleared the country’s largest defence deal with the US so far. Long expected, the Cabinet Committee on Security approved a $4.1-billion deal for 10 Boeing C-17 Globemaster-III heavy transport aircraft. The deal is expected to hold options for six more aircraft.
The deal includes $1.12-billion in offsets, which reportedly includes a high-altitude engine test facility and trisonic wind tunnel facility for India’s Defence Research & Development Organisation.
Also see this presentation on the C-17 [PDF] by Boeing at Aero India 2011.
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