FMS: India Requests Six C-130J Aircraft

Released on Friday, May 25, 2007
AE 2100D3
C-130J Super Hercules
DSCA - Defense Security Cooperation Agency
FMS - Foreign Military Sale
SINCGARS - SINgle Channel Ground and Air Radio System
USAF - United States Air Force
WASHINGTON, May 25 2007 - The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress of a possible Foreign Military Sale to India of C-130J Aircraft as well as associated equipment and services. The total value, if all options are exercised, could be as high as $1,059 million. The Government of India has requested a possible sale of:

6 Lockheed Martin C-130J United States Air Force (USAF) baseline aircraft including USAF baseline equipment

4 Rolls Royce AE 2100D3 spare engines

8 AAR-47 Missile Warning Systems (two of them spares)

8 AN/ALR-56M Advanced Radar Warning Receivers (two of them spares)

8 AN/ALE-47 Counter-Measures Dispensing Systems (two of them spares)

8 AAQ-22 Star SAFIRE III Special Operations Suites (two of them spares)

8 ALQ-211 Suite of Integrated Radio Frequency Countermeasures (two of them spares)

2 spare AN/ARC-210 Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio Systems (SINCGARS)

8 spare Secure Voice Very High Frequency/Ultra High Frequency Radios

4 spare Secure Voice High Frequency Radios

3 spare AN/AAR-222 SINCGARS and Key Gen (KV-10) Systems

1 KIV-119 Non-standard Communication/COMSEC equipment

2 ARC-210 Non-standard Communication/COMSEC equipment

Also included are spare and repair parts, configuration updates, communications security equipment and radios, integration studies, support equipment, publications and technical documentation, technical services, personnel training and training equipment, foreign liaison office support, Field Service Representatives' services, U.S. Government and contractor engineering and logistics personnel services, and other related elements of logistics support. The estimated cost is $1,059 million.

This proposed sale will contribute to the foreign policy and national security of the United States by helping to improve the security of an important partner and to strengthen the U.S.-India strategic relationship, which continues to be an important force for political stability, peace, and economic progress in South Asia.

India and the United States are forging an important strategic partnership. The proposed sale will enhance the foreign policy and national security objectives of the U.S. by providing the Indian Government with a credible special operations airlift capability that will deter aggression in the region, provide humanitarian airlift capability and ensure interoperability with U.S. forces in coalition operations.

The proposed sale of this equipment and support will not affect the basic military balance in the region. The principal contractors will be: Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company in Fort Worth, Texas and Rolls- Royce Corporation in Indianapolis, Indiana. Offset agreements associated with this proposed sale are expected, but at this time the specific offset agreements are undetermined and will be defined in negotiations between the purchaser and contractors.

Implementation of this proposed sale may require the assignment of 10 each U.S. Government and contractor representatives in India for a periodic of up to two weeks.

There will be no adverse impact on U.S. defense readiness as a result of this proposed sale. This notice of a potential sale is required by law; it does not mean that the sale has been concluded.

Source: DSCA notified Congress of a possible Foreign Military Sale to India of C-130J Aircraft

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