The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) reported the US Congress of a
possible Foreign Military Sale (FMS) to Sweden of an avionics modernization
program upgrade of C-130H aircraft as well as associated equipment and
The government of Sweden requested the potential sale of avionics upgrade
services for eight C-130H aircraft. The avionics modernization program upgrade
includes navigation, communications, LCD displays with a heads-up display,
software development/integration, associated support equipment, modification
kits, spare and repair parts, test equipment, publications and technical
documentation, personnel training and training equipment, engineering, logistics
personnel and other related elements of logistics support.
The total value of this proposed FMS with all options exercised could be as high
as $120 million. This sale would ensure Swedish C-130Hs performing all-weather,
around the clock, combat delivery/tactical transport missions.
The avionics modernization program upgrade will involve modifications to Swedish
C-130Hs radar, navigation and communications systems, as well as the man-machine
interface. Boeing will act as the prime contractor. One or more offset
agreements may be related to this proposed sale. US Congress must approve the
sale in order to be concluded.
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