Lockheed Martin Delivers First KC-130Rs To Chilean Air Force

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  • 03:39 PM, April 29, 2015
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Lockheed Martin has delivered first of two KC-130R Hercules refueling or transport aircraft to Chilean Air Force, Forecast International reported Tuesday.

The KC-130R was previously flown by the USMC and offered by the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) as an Excess Defense Article in September 2012.

The aircraft was transferred to Chile at a price of $700,000.

A second KC-130R was offered in August 2013 and is expected to be delivered later this year or in early 2016. The aircraft needs overhaul prior to delivery.

The aircraft are intended as a stop-gap measure until new transports can be acquired. The Air Force already operates two C-130Hs and one C-130B but has been seeking to augment the fleet. The Air Force is also interested in procuring four to six medium turboprop transports. 

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