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The first C-130J transport aircraft for the French Air Force

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The American corporation Lockheed Martin announced the rollout of the first C-130J-30 Super Hercules medium-sized military transport aircraft built for the French Air Force in its plant in Marietta, Georgia, reports bmpd.




The contract for the supply of two Lockheed Martin C-130J-30 Super Hercules transporters and two KS-130J transport refueling planes based on them was concluded early last year. The deal amounted to about $ 650 million, of which 295 million is the cost of the actual 4's aircraft, as well as the 4's spare Rolls Royce AE-2100D turboprop engines.

The remaining 355 million - “the cost of the self-defense systems installed on the aircraft (including AN / ALE-47, AN / AAR-47A (V) 2 and AN / ALR-56M systems), navigation systems, communication systems, as well as spare parts, technical support, training of personnel, etc. ", it is told in the message.

The first pair of C-130J-30 aircraft must be delivered to the French Air Force at the end of the 2017 year. Aircraft in the version of the tanker KS-130J will be delivered in 2019 year.

The purchase of the aircraft became part of the plan announced by the French government in the spring of 2015 to allocate additional 3,8 billion euros in military spending during 2016-2019, including 1,5 billion to purchase new weapons and equipment.
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  1. Shurik70
    Shurik70 23 October 2017 13: 31
    +1
    None of the photos ...
    For the first time in my life I see a pilot waving a flag from the cockpit laughing
    1. WUA 518
      WUA 518 23 October 2017 14: 31
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      Quote: Shurik70
      For the first time in my life I see a pilot waving a flag from the cockpit

      It is a tradition when a new type first appears at the airfield. In the Air Force, when re-equipping a regiment, the first aircraft is greeted with the removal of the combat banner of the unit.

      1. Shurik70
        Shurik70 23 October 2017 21: 53
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        Quote: WUA 518
        Quote: Shurik70
        For the first time in my life I see a pilot waving a flag from the cockpit

        It is a tradition when a new type first appears at the airfield. In the Air Force, when re-equipping a regiment, the first aircraft is greeted with the removal of the combat banner of the unit.


        In your photo, fighters near the runway are holding a flag. This is normal.
        The pilot waving the flag FROM THE CABIN, PUSHING IT IN THE WINDOW, is ... uh ... First time I see.
        1. WUA 518
          WUA 518 23 October 2017 22: 18
          +1
          Quote: Shurik70
          In your photo, fighters near the runway are holding a flag. This is normal.

          Not the fighters, but the famous group, not the flag, but the combat banner of the unit!
          Quote: Shurik70
          The pilot waving the flag FROM THE CAB

          Like painted in detail ....
    2. Orionvit
      Orionvit 23 October 2017 14: 34
      +1
      Quote: Shurik70
      For the first time in my life I see a pilot waving a flag from the cockpit

      It would be interesting if he waving a flag in flight. laughing
    3. antivirus
      antivirus 24 October 2017 11: 56
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      Lockheed Martin announces the roll-out of its first C-130J-30 medium military transport aircraft built at its facility in Marietta, Georgia

      - WAS THERE ANY AIRBAS DELIVERY IN THE US AIR FORCE AS IT HAPPENED?
  2. Kurare
    Kurare 23 October 2017 13: 32
    +6
    The country in which a similar aircraft is manufactured buys it in the United States. The complete failure of the program A-400M! European shame!
    1. sogdy
      sogdy 23 October 2017 13: 40
      +1
      Hollande is such a hollander ...
    2. Cxnumx
      Cxnumx 23 October 2017 13: 43
      +1
      Quote: Kurare
      The country in which a similar aircraft is manufactured buys it in the United States. The complete failure of the program A-400M! European shame!
      this is not counting the contracts for the services of IL-76 and AN-124)))
      1. Kurare
        Kurare 23 October 2017 18: 41
        +2
        Nothing, the whole world uses IL-76 and An-124 services under contracts. Competition.
    3. chikod
      chikod 23 October 2017 13: 48
      +1
      I think the comparison is incorrect.
      The A-400M is much larger in both payload and flight range. And twice as expensive.
      1. Kurare
        Kurare 23 October 2017 14: 09
        +6
        Quote: chikod
        I think the comparison is incorrect.
        The A-400M is much larger in both payload and flight range. And twice as expensive.

        Even as correct. A-400M was created specifically as a European alternative to Hercules. Yes, it is bigger and load-carrying than Hercules, but this was done for its greater versatility.

        Do not forget that the concept of Hercules is the 50s. And in those years there were more stringent weight requirements for equipment transported by aircraft of this class. Now the technology is getting harder and harder. 20 tonne armored personnel carriers - nothing extraordinary.
    4. avt
      avt 23 October 2017 14: 16
      +1
      Quote: Kurare
      European shame!

      bully Well, something like that.
      It's some kind of ... shame. "
      and really
      Quote: Kurare
      The complete failure of the program A-400M!

      Which could not be brought to the declared performance characteristics. But in 90 = e they were offered An-7- in cooperation with the Germans to do under the An-7X brand.
      1. Kurare
        Kurare 23 October 2017 14: 22
        +4
        Quote: avt
        But in 90 = e they were offered An-7- in cooperation with the Germans to do under the An-7X brand.

        Rumor has it that the Europeans were allowed to the project so close that they even had the opportunity to study in detail the technical specifications for the plane with all the little things. After that, they issued TK for the Atlas, which, "surprisingly", is very similar to the TK for the An-70.

        To be honest, I am very sorry for the An-70, I could have a great plane.
        1. Nikolai Grek
          Nikolai Grek 23 October 2017 16: 20
          +6
          Quote: Kurare
          To be honest, I am very sorry for the An-70, I could have a great plane.

          and thank god that did not work out !!! right now would have had problems with Ukrainians in this project ... and not the Germans, but Russia !!! wassat wassat wassat laughing laughing laughing
          1. Kurare
            Kurare 23 October 2017 18: 12
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            Quote: Nikolai the Greek
            ... right now, they would have had problems with Ukrainians in this project ... and not the Germans, but Russia !!!

            And problems, and so, without a common An-70 is enough! smile
            1. Nikolai Grek
              Nikolai Grek 23 October 2017 18: 32
              +5
              Quote: Kurare
              Quote: Nikolai the Greek
              ... right now, they would have had problems with Ukrainians in this project ... and not the Germans, but Russia !!!

              And problems, and so, without a common An-70 is enough! smile

              that’s just the point .. and there are so many of them, we would still be with this plane !! wassat wassat wassat
    5. drunkram
      drunkram 23 October 2017 15: 03
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      The fact that a pan-European military transport plane that took a bunch of euros and dollars burned out is no longer news, they will buy a couple of machines to support their trousers and a curtain. Chetarzhu. It’s better to buy a couple of An-404s from 124, instead of 10 A400Ms completely, but it’s so ... lyrics. To buy a plane with roots from the 60s CE like this in Europe or let them buy seats from 124 to 76 from Volgadnepr
      1. Kurare
        Kurare 23 October 2017 15: 14
        +3
        Quote: drunkram
        It’s better to buy a couple of An-404s from 124, instead of 10 A400Ms completely, but it’s so ... lyrics.

        Well, if for the lyrics, then 404 will not be able to produce a single Ruslan, too many components in Russia must be ordered. wink
        1. drunkram
          drunkram 23 October 2017 17: 41
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          I mean - from the availability
          1. Kurare
            Kurare 23 October 2017 18: 13
            +2
            It’s easier and cheaper to rent. Europeans, on an ongoing basis, do not really need such heavy trucks.
  3. Ushly_bashkort
    Ushly_bashkort 23 October 2017 13: 44
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    Well, their planes are ugly, at least try it yourself. You look at ours, so there all the lines are smooth, correct, but here there are some mutants. I understand that this has little effect on flight performance, but still ...
    1. Orionvit
      Orionvit 23 October 2017 14: 36
      +2
      Quote: Ushly_bashkort
      Well, their planes are ugly. I understand that this has little effect on flight performance, but still ...
      True, beautiful planes fly better. Any pilot will tell you this. Unless of course he is in love with the sky.
      1. drunkram
        drunkram 23 October 2017 17: 43
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        And besides, there is less resistance to the oncoming flow. The same A400M has better aerodynamics than the 60-year-old C-130
        1. Shurik70
          Shurik70 24 October 2017 10: 55
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          Beauty is a relative concept.

          Someone on the hornet will say "what a dirty trick", and someone "what a beautiful, functional perfection." And the F-117 has its own, peculiar beauty.
          F-35 and PAK-FA are beautiful, but if you do not know the technical details, F-35 looks faster, and PAK-FA is more maneuverable. But both are beautiful.
      2. Ushly_bashkort
        Ushly_bashkort 24 October 2017 07: 26
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        CAUSE DA RED GOEZ FASTA! laughing
  4. Dedall
    Dedall 23 October 2017 20: 24
    +1
    Wow, how I love to beat them in the DCS simulator. For some reason, it burns in it better than our An-30B from the same game. I wonder if this is really so?