Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Air Force awards contracts for HC/MC-130 Recapitalization to Lockheed

On June 13, 2008, Air Force officials announced the award of two contracts to Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company-Marietta, Ga., for the procurement of six modified KC-130J aircraft, and non-recurring costs associated with modifying the KC-130J.

These capabilities are required to meet the unique mission requirements of the Air Combat Command's search and rescue and Air Force Special Operations Command's special operations forces mission areas. These awards begin the recapitalization of the Air Force's aging fleet of CSAR and SOF HC/MC-130 aircraft, which have long been in a state of low supply/high demand and are facing mounting sustainment challenges.

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