The combined deals could be worth $3.4 billion, including $1.9 billion for the Israeli sale, according to the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA).
If approved, the deal would extend a recent expansion of Lockheed’s C-130J order backlog.
In addition to the 15 C-130Js requested by
Earlier this year,
The expanding backlog has prompted a senior Lockheed executive to discuss ramping up the C-130J production rate. Lockheed has delivered six C-130Js through 29 June this year.
“It wouldn’t surprise me sometime in 2010 or 2011 that we’re double the rate that we are today,” said Bruce Tanner, Lockheed’s chief financial officer, told Wall Street analysts in April.