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France received the first military transport aircraft C-130J-30

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The first medium-sized military transport aircraft Lockheed Martin C-123J-130 Super Hercules arrived at the BA30 airbase of the French Air Force in Orleans from the USA, reports bmpd.


Arrival at aviation France’s Air Force Base VA123 in Orleans, France’s first Lockheed Martin C-130J-30 Super Hercules military transport aircraft (serial number 5836, French tail number 61-PO). 22.12.2017/XNUMX/XNUMX

The aircraft was built at Lockheed Martin's facility in Marietta, GA, its rollout took place on 20 on October 2017, and the first flight was on 22 on November.

The contract for the purchase of two military transport aircraft C-130J-30 Super Hercules and two transport refueling aircraft KS-130J on their basis was signed in January 2016. The estimated transaction value is $ 650 million, of which 355 million is 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, systems communications, as well as spare parts, technical support, personnel training, etc.

It is reported that “the purchase of the C-130J aircraft for the French Air Force became part of the decision of then-French President Francois Hollande announced on 29 on April 2015 to allocate additional 3,8 billion euros to the French defense during 2016-2019, including 1,5 billion euros on new purchases weapons and equipment.

The second C-130J-30 aircraft will be delivered in 2018 year. The remaining pair in the version of the CN-130J tanker should arrive in France in the 2019 year.
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Air Force of France
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  1. Herculesic
    Herculesic 25 December 2017 14: 47 New
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    Why didn’t VNA ukroine from Antonovtsev not ordered? Or ukroine can only promise, but you can not keep these promises? When will you take Bendera to yourself?
    1. svp67
      svp67 25 December 2017 14: 53 New
      +5
      Quote: Herkulesich
      Why didn’t VNA ukroine from Antonovtsev not ordered?

      More interested in why not your Airbus A400M?
      1. Jedi
        Jedi 25 December 2017 14: 58 New
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        Quote: svp67
        why not your Airbus A400M?

        And when did the American sheriff care about the financial interests of the European Indians?
        1. svp67
          svp67 25 December 2017 15: 00 New
          +1
          Quote: Jedi
          And when did the American sheriff care about the financial interests of the European Indians?

          In those days when they were Indians ...
          1. Jedi
            Jedi 25 December 2017 15: 04 New
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            Quote: svp67
            In those days when they were Indians ...

            All memories of such times are ordered to be forgotten and deleted from history by the greatest decree. All those who disagree - either at stake, or proclaim enemies of the nation. In other words - "America itself writes its History !!!".
            1. svp67
              svp67 25 December 2017 15: 57 New
              +1
              Quote: Jedi
              "America itself writes its History !!!".

              Is there enough ink?
              1. Jedi
                Jedi 25 December 2017 16: 01 New
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                Quote: svp67
                Is there enough ink?

                So after all, they do not write it in ink, bardadyms ... It has long been learned that what is written in blood lasts longer. negative As if it did not play against themselves in the future. bully
                1. svp67
                  svp67 25 December 2017 16: 11 New
                  +1
                  Quote: Jedi
                  It has long been understood that what is written in blood lasts longer.

                  Then they are so afraid of their "bloodletting" ... A little loss increases, immediately - in the bushes.
                  Quote: Jedi
                  As if it did not play against themselves in the future.

                  Someone else’s blood will MANDATORY ...
                  1. Jedi
                    Jedi 25 December 2017 16: 15 New
                    +3
                    Quote: svp67
                    A little loss increases, immediately - in the bushes.

                    Such is the vile essence of these "exceptional".
                    Quote: svp67
                    Someone else’s blood will MANDATORY ...

                    I really hope that I will survive at least until the beginning of this retaliation.
                    1. svp67
                      svp67 25 December 2017 16: 25 New
                      +1
                      Quote: Jedi
                      I really hope that I will survive at least until the beginning of this retaliation.

                      We will survive ... You will see. Next year, a lot of interesting things to present ....
                      1. Jedi
                        Jedi 25 December 2017 16: 35 New
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                        Quote: svp67
                        Next year, a lot of interesting things to present ....

                        I agree with you. Let the coming year bring more surprises: pleasant - to us, unpleasant - to Russophobes, regardless of nationality! Damn, the toast turned out ... repeat Oh well - for such a sin and a glass to examine! drinks
      2. Astoria
        Astoria 25 December 2017 14: 59 New
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        Probably lobbying laughing
      3. donavi49
        donavi49 25 December 2017 15: 00 New
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        Because they need a workhorse - to carry everything in Senegal and Mali. A400M with regular problems and restrictions does not work. Hire Ila and Ana, but private traders of the same Americans - they are tired.

        There are only 2 superhero and 2 superhero-turpentine. Order a fireman to close the need for BTA.
      4. Alexey RA
        Alexey RA 25 December 2017 15: 01 New
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        Quote: svp67
        More interested in why not your Airbus A400M?

        Did they bring him to mind? At the end of last year, for example, in the Luftwaffe, of all the A-400Ms, only 1 aircraft was ready for combat.
        According to the conclusion in a closed report by the German Ministry of Defense received by Reuters on May 8, 2017, Airbus may need another 12 to 18 months to solve technical issues, for example, to provide the possibility of dropping paratroopers.
        © bmpd, May 15.05.2017, XNUMX
      5. antivirus
        antivirus 25 December 2017 15: 03 New
        0
        there was a fairy tale --- counter deliveries of basses to the usa,
        but they broke off with a contract
      6. avt
        avt 25 December 2017 15: 35 New
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        Quote: svp67
        More interested in why not your Airbus A400M?

        And the bus number 400 .... as it were in French ... in the ass. They killed An-7X for the sake of their No. 400, that's all - now only S-130 bully
      7. Normal ok
        Normal ok 25 December 2017 18: 50 New
        0
        Quote: svp67
        Quote: Herkulesich
        Why didn’t VNA ukroine from Antonovtsev not ordered?

        More interested in why not your Airbus A400M?

        Really, this is more interesting. Alternatively, the purchase of 2 aircraft fills a small logistics niche.
  2. From Germany
    From Germany 25 December 2017 14: 55 New
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    But what about the Airbus? Despite the fact that the assembly center is in France itself. Or is this evidence of the complete collapse of the pan-European defense industry. Or someone from the then government of Hollande received a very specific amount per paw. In both cases, the events are very poor for Europe, especially for France.
    1. donavi49
      donavi49 25 December 2017 15: 04 New
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      So the A400M will also be. The order is being executed. Just a new plane. There every couple of months they find a problem and stop the entire park for elimination.

      It is necessary to carry miscellaneous in Mali and Senegal. The old park fell apart. The first ten A400Ms (whose% health is low, for completely normal and obvious reasons) are not exported. They cannot wait for 2020 + when A400M is recovered and delivered to BTA in the amount of 30 +.

      Therefore, we placed a small, limited order for superherokuls. That's all.

      Now the tasks of these super-mercules are performed by contractors on Ilah and the same Herkuls.
    2. Mihanishche
      Mihanishche 25 December 2017 15: 29 New
      +1
      Take it higher !!! The collapse of not only European, but also American.
      It’s good that everything is good in our military-industrial complex.
      I agree that the poor development of events for Europe! Very bad ... I don’t even know if they can stand it? So balancing on the brink. Not like us.
    3. katana
      katana 25 December 2017 15: 29 New
      +2
      Quote: From Germany
      But what about the Airbus? Despite the fact that the assembly center is in France itself. Or is this evidence of the complete collapse of the pan-European defense industry. Or someone from the then government of Hollande received a very specific amount per paw. In both cases, the events are very poor for Europe, especially for France.

      You too early to bury the military-industrial complex of the European Union and France in particular. According to the results of arms sales in the world, France came in second place ahead of Russia! So there you go! wassat
      1. Mihanishche
        Mihanishche 25 December 2017 15: 41 New
        +1
        Strange ... why don't we know about this? No messages - we have everything on TV differently ... and on this site ... It seems like Europe is on the verge of collapse. You probably have the wrong information!
        1. katana
          katana 25 December 2017 15: 59 New
          +1
          Quote: Mikhanishche
          Strange ... why don't we know about this? No messages - we have everything on TV differently ... and on this site ... It seems like Europe is on the verge of collapse. You probably have the wrong information!

          This site also had this info, just just once and then silence.
          1. katana
            katana 25 December 2017 16: 19 New
            +1
            For the sake of curiosity, I made a request on Google: “Export of weapons from France in 2016” and immediately received dozens of articles confirming my words. Among them is an article on VO dated March 1, 2017.
        2. Normal ok
          Normal ok 25 December 2017 18: 51 New
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          Quote: Mikhanishche
          Strange ... why don't we know about this? No messages - we have everything on TV differently ... and on this site ... It seems like Europe is on the verge of collapse. You probably have the wrong information!

          You just lost your sense of smell. The West is rotting! I remember this from school. And the smell of decomposition poisons fragile minds.
  3. Tsoy
    Tsoy 25 December 2017 15: 28 New
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    What is the point of comparing A-400? Airbass raises under 40 tons, Hercules is at best 20. The closest euro to Alenia C-27J with 12 tons. They simply have no choice for another aircraft. Well maybe Embraer KC-390. But this is Brazil and an unverified novelty.