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  • PHOTO: UAE Air Force's First C-17
    Posted by Guy Norris 5:58 PM on May 10, 2011

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    Photo: Guy Norris

    The United Arab Emirates took delivery of the first of six Boeing C-17s at the company's Long Beach, Calif. site today (May 10).

    The UAE will take delivery of three more C-17s this year, and two in 2012. The latest aircraft will become the 232nd C-17 to enter service and the 22nd to be delivered to an international customer. Other overseas deliveries set for this year include a fifth C-17 for the Royal Australian Air Force.

    Excluding pending orders from India and Kuwait the remaining backlog now stands at 21.

    Tags: ar99, C-17

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