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C-17 sustainment team honored

Nov. 1, 2012 at 3:21 PM   |   Comments

EAST HARTFORD, Conn., Nov. 1 (UPI) -- The C-17 Globemaster III Integrated Sustainment Program team has received a top Performance Based Logistics system-level award from the U.S. military.

The 2012 Secretary of Defense "Gerald R. Beck" award acknowledges outstanding government-industry partnerships at the system, subsystem and component level. It was presented this week at the Aerospace Industries Association conference to Pratt and Whitney, Boeing and the U.S. Air Force.

"Everyone here at Pratt and Whitney has worked very hard to provide the F117 engines with the proven performance, support and sustainment capability our customers expect," said Bev Deachin, vice president, Pratt and Whitney Military Programs and Customer Support. "We are truly honored to stand with the entire C-17 Globemaster PBL team and have our efforts recognized."

Each Air ForceC-17 is powered by four Pratt and Whitney F117 engines. Each engine is rated at 40,440 pounds of thrust and enable the aircraft to a payload of as much as 160,600 pounds for 2,400 nautical miles without refueling.

The C-17 Globemaster III Integrated Sustainment Program provides support services such as forecasting, purchasing and material management.

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