Air Force says "no" to revamped C-17

09/4/2008 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

The general in charge of the Air Force's cargo planes said Wednesday he saw no need for a new version of the hulking C-17, dealing a blow to Boeing Co.'s efforts to save some 5,000 jobs at its plant in Long Beach, Calif. Gen. Arthur Lichte said the "tactical" C-17 proposed by Boeing was unnecessary because the Air Force already is buying C-130s from Lockheed Martin capable of short-haul missions within war zones. But Lichte held open the possibility that the the creation of a new African command and other demands on the armed forces could lead to additional orders for the current C-17.

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