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Israel To Get Additional C-130J Super Hercules From USA

Lockheed Martin has received an Undefinitized Contract Action from the US
Government for the Foreign Military Sale of an additional C 130J to
Israel, with funding for advanced procurement items for a third
aircraft.

Israel ordered its first C-130J in April last year and will receive that
aircraft in spring 2013. The next two aircraft will be delivered in
late 2013 and late 2014 respectively, Lockheed said in a statement.

The contract also covers a number of items to meet Israel’s unique
operational requirements. The Israeli Air Force’s new Super Hercules is
the longer fuselage or “stretched” variant of the C-130J.

Israel’s aircraft are being modified during production with
non-developmental items, which include an Enhanced Service Life center
wing, two embedded Global Positioning Systems and a Universal Aerial
Refueling Receptacle Slipway Installation aerial refueling system.