According to the US State Department, the Egyptian government has requested to buy 12 C-130J Super Hercules aircraft with Rolls Royce AE-2100D turbofan engines.
The request, filed by the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) to Congress on January 25, is worth $2.2 billion.
According to the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency, the complete package also includes the AN/APX-119 Identification Friend or Enemy (IFF); Missile warning system AN / AAR-47 (MWS); AN/ALE-47 Countermeasures Dispensing System (CMDS); AN/ALR-56M radar warning receiver (RWR); AN / AAQ-22 (SAO SAFIRE 380); secure communications, cryptographic equipment and GPS-assisted precision navigation; publications and technical documents; mission-critical software and resources; aircraft support and equipment; unclassified returns and repairs; integration and testing; personnel training and training equipment; Technical, technical, and logistical support services for the United States Government and contractors; and other related elements of program support and logistics.
– ADVERTISING – READ MORE BELOW –
“This proposed purchase will support the foreign policy and national security of the United States by helping to improve the security of a major non-NATO ally that continues to be a partner,” the DSCA announcement said. strategic importance in the Middle East.
As noted by DSCA, the main contractor will be Lockheed Martin Aviation Company of Marietta, GA.
The C-130J is the latest addition to the C-130 fleet incorporating modern technology, helping to reduce manpower requirements, reduce operating and support costs, and deliver lifecycle cost savings compared to other models. C-130 earlier. This tactical transport aircraft has proven itself in a wide variety of missions and in the harshest operating conditions, thanks in part to its uniquely adaptable platform with about a dozen other configurations. together.