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New c17a globemaster iii arrives at raaf base amberley

New C-17A Globemaster III arrives at RAAF Base Amberley

Eighth C-17A Globemaster III arriving at Amberley
Image courtesy of the Department of Defence

RAAF Base Amberley's C-17A Globemaster fleet was completed this week with the arrival of a new aircraft acquired as part of a $1 billion investment into Australia's heavy lift capability.

The C-17A can carry up to 77 tonnes and allows rapid deployment of troops, equipment, helicopters, tanks and humanitarian aid.

Eight Globemasters are now home-based at RAAF Base Amberley.

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Last updated: 16 Nov 2021