France's Defense Procurement Agency orders four new C-130J Super Hercules airlifters

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France's Defense Procurement Agency orders four new C-130J Super Hercules airlifters
 
The French Defense Procurement Agency (DGA) ordered on Jan. 29 2016 four brand new C-130J Super Hercules military airlifters from the US Air Force. Two of the aircraft will be fitted with aerial refuelling systems, the DGA announced today.
     
France Defense Procurement Agency orders four new C 130J Super Hercules airlifters 640 001A C-130J Super Hercules military transport aircraft
     
This announcement directly follows the decision made by the French Defense Minister, Jean-Yves le Drian, on Dec. 15 2015. This acquisition is made within the Foreign Military Sale procedure. It also includes support, staff training and initial operability condition.

The two first aircraft will be delivered by late 2017 and early 2018 and the two aerial refuelling aircraft in 2019.

These four aircraft will reinforce the medium lift capability of the French Air Force, currently consisting of ageing C-160 Transall and C-130H Hercules.

 

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