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C-130 News: Lockheed Martin Wins $132 Million To Provide Two KC-130J Tanker Aircraft To France

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Lockheed Martin has been awarded a $132 million contract for two U.S. government-configured KC-130J aircraft to France.

The work is expected to be completed by April 30, 2020, the US department of defense said in a statement Thursday.

France had confirmed its purchase of four C-130J Hercules tactical transports in February this year. Two of these aircraft will have the ability to refuel French rotorcraft fleet.

A contract for the acquisition was signed in January after the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) had authorized the sale of two aircraft and two extended range KC-130J tankers and a spare set of four Rolls-Royce AE-2100D turboprop engines.

Source: http://www.defenseworld.net/news/17031/Lockheed_Martin_Wins__132_Million_To_Provide_Two_KC_130J_Tanker_Aircraft_To_France#.V9tzio-cGHs

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Lockheed awarded USD170 million in C-130J work for France

Lockheed Martin has been awarded two separate contracts pertaining to France's procurement of four C-130J Hercules transport and tanker aircraft valued at a combined USD170 million.

The contracts awarded on 1 December are for USD133.4 million and USD36.6 million, and cover the procurement of two stretched C-130J-30 airlifters and for configuration changes to two C-130J-30 airlifters and two KC-130J tankers respectively.

Work on the first contract for the two baseline C-130J-30s should be complete by 30 August 2020, while the configuration changes to these aircraft and the additional pair of KC-130Js is scheduled to be complete by 30 April 2020.

The French Air Force is purchasing four C/KC-130J aircraft to supplement its ageing Transall C-160s, and to compensate for delays to the Airbus Defence and Space A400M transport aircraft and the low availability of its current fleet of C-130Hs.

Source: http://www.janes.com/article/65941/lockheed-awarded-usd170-million-in-c-130j-work-for-france

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