Oct 15, 2013

USAF planning to award second C-130J multi-year contract

The US Air Force has signaled its intention to award Lockheed Martin a second multi-year procurement deal for 79 C-130J Hercules tactical transports
The 79 aircraft are to be delivered between FY2016 and FY2020. According to Pentagon budget documents, the procurement would primarily cover the construction of USAF special operations aircraft, including 43 HC/MC/AC-130J variants. The remaining airframes would consist of 29 conventional C-130Js and seven US Marine Corps KC-130J tankers.
Lockheed has so far delivered more than 290 C-130Js to 13 countries. The company hopes to deliver its 300th example before the end of this year.

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