The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency has approved a request by Canada to recieve follow-on C-17 logistics support services.

The C-17 is a long range strategic heavy-lift aircraft that, according to the RAF, ‘offers the ability to project and sustain an effective force close to a potential area of operations for combat, peacekeeping or humanitarian missions worldwide’. The UK operates 8 of the type.

The deal includes follow-on support for five CC177 aircraft (Canada’s designation for the C-17), including contractor logistics support provided through the Globemaster III Integrated Sustainment Program (GISP), in-country field services support, aircraft maintenance and technical support, support equipment, alternate mission equipment, software support, spares, personnel training and training equipment, U.S. Government and contractor engineering and logistics support services, publications and technical documentation, and major modification and retrofit kits support.

According tot he department:

“The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Canada for sustainment support for C-17 aircraft. The estimated cost is $195 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on April 19, 2017.

The Government of Canada has requested a possible sale of follow-on support for five (5) CC177 aircraft (Canada’s designator for the C-17), including contractor logistics support (CLS) provided through the Globemaster III Integrated Sustainment Program (GISP), in-country field services support, aircraft maintenance and technical support, support equipment, alternate mission equipment, software support, spares, personnel training and training equipment, U.S. Government and contractor engineering and logistics support services, publications and technical documentation, and major modification and retrofit kits support. The total estimated program cost is $195 million.”

The total estimated program cost is $195 million.

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