|Boeing C-17 Engaged in McMurdo Station, Antarctica, resupply Image: US Air Force|
Bloomfield Hills, MI 19 September 2013 (eMOTION! REPORTS) - Global HeavyLift Holdings, Inc. (Defense Logistics Agency DLA listed) Managing Director Myron D. Stokes, who with colleagues in the academic, industrial and governmental sectors has been involved with Commercial variant Boeing C-17 (BC-17) Globemaster III business development at the original direction of SECAF Dr. James G. Roche, is calling Boeing's announcement to end production of this superlative strategic/tactical airlifter with no operational peer or near term replacement claiming lack of DoD orders and FMS interest irresponsible. "Boeing management is fully aware of the not just strong interest being displayed by a multitude of foreign governments which now include Algeria and Israel, but continuing FMS orders or LOIs, not the least of which is India's 10 with an option for 6 more. And given the current, largely unpredictable security environment created by China's clearly aggressive stance to become the dominant hemispheric power, India, in re-assessing its ability to rapidly deploy division strength units to any point along common borders, can utilize up to 30 C-17s," he said.
Implementation of this initiative will culminate years of unprecedented interaction and cooperation between industry and government; required owing to the need for the regulatory power and financial resources of governments, conjoined with expertise and capital from the private sector.
Ultimately, the project will be a factor in changing the face of global transportation infrastructure, inclusive of a strong logistics role in government and private space programs, while simultaneously providing much needed economic stimulus.
Current plans call for the 2014 initialization of support operations in the US and abroad.