28.10.2011 By: Greg Waldron – Flight Global
Singapore - The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has notified Congress of a possible sale of six Lockheed Martin C-130J aircraft 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 AE 2100D3 engines, eight BAE Systems AN/AAR-47 missile warning systems, eight BAE Systems AN/ALR-56M advanced radar warning receivers, eight BAE Systems AN/ALE-47 counter-measures dispensing systems, eight FLIR Systems AAQ-22 Star SAFIRE III special operations suites, eight Rockwell Collins ARC-210 radios and 3200 flare cartridges.
Also included are training, support equipment, updates, and other ancillary equipment and services.
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 C-130J.
India placed an order for 10 Boeing C-17 Globemaster IIIs earlier this year.