US Approves $96 Million IAF C-130J Super Hercules Aircraft Support Contract

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  • 02:38 PM, April 29, 2015
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The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) today has approved $96 million contract to support Indian Air Force C-130J Super Hercules aircraft for disaster relief and humanitarian assistance needs.

"This proposed sale of additional equipment and support will enable the Indian Air Force to sustain a higher mission-ready status for its C-130J fleet," the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) said.

India needs support for its Super Hercules aircraft to ensure its aircraft operate effectively to serve its transport, local and international humanitarian assistance, and regional disaster relief needs, the agency said.

India had requested for follow on support for five years for their fleet of C-130J Super Hercules that includes 8 spare AN/ALE-47 Counter-Measures Dispensing Systems and 6 spare AN/ALR-56M Advanced Radar Warning Receivers.

It also wants to buy up to 9,000 flare cartridges, spare and repair parts, configuration updates, support and test equipment, publications and technical data, technical services, personnel training and training equipment.

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