Boeing delivered the 11th C-17 Globemaster III strategic transport aircraft to the Indian Air Force (IAF) at the Hindon Air Force Station (AFS) on the outskirts of New Delhi on 26 August. The aircraft was acquired by the IAF in 2018 for USD336.2 million, including equipment and after-sales support. The airlifter joins 10 other C-17s that are operated by the IAF’s 81 ‘Sky Lords’ Squadron from Hindon AFS. Senior IAF officers said the airlifter can transport 74 tonnes of cargo or 150 fully equipped military personnel to a distance of 4,200 km.