India to buy $90 Million Worth C-130J Aircraft Items and Services

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India to buy $90 Million Worth C-130J Aircraft Items and Services
C-130J Super Hercules aircraft fleet

The US State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to India of items and services to extend follow-on support for their fleet of C-130J Super Hercules aircraft and related equipment for an estimated cost of $90 million.

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today.

The Government of India has requested to buy items and services to extend follow-on support for their fleet of C-130J Super Hercules aircraft.

These items include aircraft consumables spares and repair/return parts; ground support and equipment; Cartridge Actuated Devices/Propellant Actuated Devices (CAD/PAD) fire extinguisher cartridges; flare cartridges; BBU-35/B cartridge impulse squibs; one spare AN/ALR-56M Advanced Radar Warning Receiver shipset; spare AN/ALE-47 Counter-Measures Dispenser System shipset; ten Lightweight Night Vision Binocular (F5032); ten AN/AVS-9 Night Vision Goggle (NVG)(F4949); GPS; Electronic Warfare.

Also included  are instruments and lab equipment support; Joint Mission Planning System; cryptographic device spares and loaders; software and software support; publications and technical documentation; personnel training and training and training equipment; U.S. and contractor engineering, technical, and logistical support; and other related elements of program support.  The estimated total case value is $90 million.

This sale of spares and services will enable the Indian Air Force to sustain a mission-ready status with respect to the C-130J transport.

The prime contractor will be Lockheed-Martin Company, Marietta, Georgia.  

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