The Navy has ordered two of the newest Boeing Co. planes to replace aging emergency cargo and troop transport planes, the manufacturer announced Wednesday.
Boeing said the two 737-700s, designed for heavier payloads than the civilian models, would be delivered to the Naval Air Systems Command starting in December 2000. The contract is valued at $111 million, it said.
The planes replace two of the 29 C-9 aircraft used by the Navy for worldwide transport of cargo and personnel on short notice. The C-9 is the military version of the McDonnell Douglas MD-80 commercial jet.