24 May '12, 2pm

Via @DefenceHQ: New @RoyalAirForceUK C-17 aircraft touches down in the #UK #Boeing

Philip Hammond welcomed the £200m aircraft which arrived in the UK this week from Boeing's production plant in California, USA. This aircraft is the eighth C-17 in the RAF's fleet. Known as 'the workhorse of the RAF', they play a vital role in sustaining the UK's airbridge with Afghanistan - carrying supplies and passengers into and out of the country. C-17s can fly for more than 4,500 nautical miles (8,334km), meaning they can fly directly from Helmand province to the UK. As well as transporting troops and equipment, C-17s can also be converted rapidly to offer intensive care provision in support of the aeromedical airbridge. Mr Hammond said: "These aircraft provide vital support to our mission in Afghanistan and this latest addition to the RAF fleet will further strengthen the airbridge between Britain and the front line. Its giant frame can carry three Apache helicopter...

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