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Boeing sees India doubling C-17 orders

india Updated: Jul 19, 2010 23:55 IST

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India could buy 10 to 12 more C-17 transport planes from Boeing beyond the 10 planes already planned, Christopher Chadwick, president of Boeing military aircraft said on Monday.

Boeing, the No 2 US defence contractor, is forecasting strong demand for the C-17 planes, which have been used heavily during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, Chadwick said at the Farnborough Airshow.

Chadwick said Boeing expected a slight increase in military aircraft revenues internationally over five to 10 years, bolstered by sales of transport planes and fighter aircraft.

Boeing is negotiating a third multi-year procurement deal for its F/A-18 fighters with the U.S. government, which would make that production line "rock solid out through the middle of the decade," he said.

India was also expected to pick a winner in its competition for 126 new fighter jets early next year, he said.