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Canada gets 4 military planes Boeing for $2,8 mlrd

Canada gets four military - transport plane C - 17 companies Boeing. The Sum of transaction - 3,4 mlrd Canadian dollars (2,8 mlrd US dollar), informs () Associated Press.
this event marks itself the beginning of a new era for the Canadian armed forces - the minister of national defence of Canada Gordon O`Konnor has declared. As he said, purchase C - 17 will allow the country to raise essentially its defensibility, and also will make Canada independent of the allies when there is a necessity for urgent transportation of large-tonnage cargoes.
the chief of the Joint Staff general Rik Hillier named this transaction historical . It gives us traficability worldwide that never was in our history - he has specified.
military - transport plane C - 17 Globemaster III is capable to accept aboard cargo in weight to 76 t. Despite the impressive sizes (53 m at length), it can fly up from a strip in length only 1,1 km. Company Boeing will put the first plane to Canada in August 2007., one more - by the end of the year, and other two - in 2008.
the Company often co-operates with military men. In 2006 Boeing has concluded three contracts with the Ministry of Defence of the USA. The total sum of contracts exceeds 1,15 mlrd dollars the largest of them concerns building and major repairs of helicopters Ch - 47 Chinook. Its sum will make 1,06 mlrd dollars, a completion date - on December, 31st 2009.
However net profit Boeing in 2006. Has decreased on 14 % - to 2,22 mlrd dollars (2,85 dollars/ the action) in comparison with 2,57 mlrd dollars (3,2 dollars/ the action), received year before. A company gain for 2006. Has increased by 15 % and has made 61,53 mlrd dollars against 53,62 mlrd dollars year before. The operational profit for the past year has made 3,01 mlrd dollars That on 7 % more than a corresponding indicator for 2005., fixed at level 2,81 mlrd dollars