#Defensediaries: All You Need To Know About IAF’s C-17 Airlifter


With India’s growing status as a global power, comes the need for its military to demonstrate its presence far and wide.

For such missions, the Indian Air Force (IAF) has acquired 10 strategic airlifts Boeing C-17 Globemaster III aircraft.

Since being commissioned by the IAF in 2013, the C-17 has airlifted troops, supplies, heavy vehicles, civilians, humanitarian aid etc. anywhere and everywhere. We explain.

C-17 is deployed by nearly a dozen countries

The C-17 was developed to meet the US Air Force’s (USAF) requirements for heavy-lift transport aircraft to replace the venerable C-130J Hercules plane.

The C-17 made its maiden flight in 1991 and was inducted into the USAF in 1995.

Currently, the US operates 223 out 274 manufactured C-17s.

The rest are operated by the UK, Australia, Canada, Kuwait, Qatar, India, and others.

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