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Officials urge Hill to stop adding more C-17s to fleet

from Chicago Press Release Services

Senior defense officials urged lawmakers to end production of the C-17 Globemaster III cargo planes, arguing that the Air Force's fleet of large cargo aircraft already exceeds the military's operational needs. During a hearing before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Federal Financial Management Subcommittee, Pentagon and Air Force officials warned that any congressional effort to buy more unwanted C-17s — each carrying a price tag of nearly $300 million — would jeopardize funding for other needed programs. more

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