The IAF has received its fourth of 10 Boeing C-17 Globemaster III heavylift transports, joining the first three already operational at the 81 Squadron 'Skylords' at Hindon Air Force Station on Delhi's outskirts. The C-17 in Indian service recently performed humanitarian missions during the preparations for Cyclone Phailin that struck India's east coast.
"Boeing will complete production of the C-17 Globemaster III in the fourth quarter of 2015. In addition to the remaining C-17s for India, the company will build 15 more for other customers outside the United States. Boeing will continue after-delivery support of the worldwide C-17 fleet as part of the C-17 Globemaster III Integrated Sustainment Programme Performance-Based Logistics agreement," the company said in a statement.