DSCA notifies US Congress of possible India C-130J deal

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The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has notified Congress of a possible sale of six more Lockheed Martin C-130J tactical transports to India at a cost of $1.2 billion.

The deal will be conducted under the US Foreign Military Sales mechanism, said the DSCA.

The sale will include six spare Rolls-Royce AE2100-D3 engines, eight BAE Systems AAR-47 missile warning systems, eight BAE ALR-56M advanced radar warning receivers, eight BAE ALE-47 countermeasures dispensing systems, eight FLIR Systems AAQ-22 Star Safire III electro-optical/infrared sensors, eight Rockwell Collins ARC-210 radios and 3,200 flare cartridges.

Also included are training, support equipment, updates, and other ancillary equipment and services.

 

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If the deal is finalised, it will become the second batch of six C-130Js ordered by India. In September, the Indian air force received its fifth example (above) from its launch contract. India also placed an order for 10 Boeing C-17 Globemaster III strategic transports earlier this year.