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Germany requests C-130J and KC-130Js

8th May 2018 - 08:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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The US State Department has made a determination approving a potential foreign military sale of three C-130J-30 and three KC-130J aircraft to Germany, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency announced on 4 May.

In a package worth $1.40 billion, the government of Germany has requested three C-130J-30 aircraft with four Rolls Royce AE-2100D turboprop engines each; three KC-130J aircraft with four Rolls Royce AE-2100D turboprop engines each; four spare Rolls Royce AE 2100D turboprop engines; and eight Link-16 Multifunctional Information Distribution System terminals.

The package also includes eight AN/ALE 47 electronic countermeasure dispensers; eight AN/AAR-47A(V)2 missile warning systems; eight AN/ALR-56M radar warning receivers; eight MX-20 electro-optical/infrared imaging systems; AN/APX-114/119 IFF Mode 5; joint mission planning system; secure communications; precision navigation and cryptographic equipment; night vision devices; support and test equipment; and logistical and programme support.

The German Air Force will use these aircraft to conduct airlift, aerial refueling and air drop missions as a part of a French-German allied squadron based in Evreux, France. This common air transport squadron will have unrestricted exchange of aircraft, air crews and maintainers, as well as technical and logistical support based on a common pool of spare parts and a common service support contract.

If the sale goes ahead, Lockheed Martin will be the prime contractor.

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