Norway seeks C-130J-30 aircraft
The government of Norway has requested 2 C-130J-30 United States Air Force (USAF) baseline aircraft from the US government under a possible foreign military sale (FMS). The Defence Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) notified US Congress 7 June, 2012, of a possible sale that will also include associated parts, equipment, logistical support and training for an estimated cost of $300 million.
If the deal goes ahead Norway will receive the two aircraft, 9 Rolls Royce AE2100D3 Engines (8 installed and 1 spare), countermeasure systems, aircraft modifications, Government Furnished Equipment, communication equipment and support, tools and test equipment, publications and technical documentation, personnel training and training equipment, US Government and contractor engineering, technical and logistics support services, and other related elements of logistical and programme support.
Norway is seeking the aircraft for support of NATO-International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) missions in Afghanistan. They will also help the country meet its national and international airlift commitments and requirements, and to increase its capability to provide intra-theatre lift for its forces. The aircraft will also increase Norway’s ability to assist in disaster relief, humanitarian missions, and military deployments in the future. The Royal Norwegian Air Force already operates C-130Js.
The prime contractor will be Lockheed Martin-Aerospace in Marietta, Georgia. There are no known offset agreements in connection with this potential sale.
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