UAE to Receive Support for C-17 Globemaster III

UAE to Receive Support for C-17 Globemaster III
UAE to Receive Support for C-17 Globemaster III

The U.S. State Department has decided to approve a possible Foreign Military Sale (FMS) to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) of C-17 Globemaster III Sustainment and related equipment for an estimated cost of $980.4 million.


UAE has requested to buy follow-on sustainment and support of the C-17 fleet to include aircraft hardware and software modifications and support; Joint Mission Planning System (JMPS) software; classified software support for Electronic Warfare (E.W.) self-protection; engine support equipment; participation in the C-17 Virtual Fleet for Total System Sustainment (TSS) contractor logistics support and Material Improvement Program (MIP).

Globemaster III airlifters have been in use in UAE since 2011.