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Airbus not happy? Germany buys in the US transport aircraft C-130J

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The Pentagon sent to the US Congress a notice of the planned sale of three Lockheed Martin C-130J-30 Super Hercules military transport aircraft to the Bundeswehr and three KC-130J transport refueling aircraft based on them, reports bmpd.


The ceremony of introducing the Lockheed Martin C-130J-30 Super Hercules first military transport aircraft into the French Air Force. Orleans-Brishi, 15.01.2018

The estimated cost of the transaction is $ 1,4 billion, including the supply of on-board defense complexes, spare parts, ground equipment, technical support and personnel training.

Aircraft deliveries are scheduled to begin in the 2021 year. The purchase decision was made by the Bundeswehr in 2016 year.

Also in 2016, transport aircraft in the United States ordered the French Air Force: two - C-130J-30 and two - KS-130J. The first aircraft C-130J-30 arrived in France 22 December 2017 of the year.

Reference bmpd: “It is significant that, to date, the German Defense Ministry has issued a firm order for the 53 of the Airbus A400M aircraft, of which 18 has already been delivered. Thus, Germany will simultaneously operate two types of medium-sized turboprop military transport aircraft - A400M and C-130J, which indicates dissatisfaction with the military characteristics of A400M. "
Photos used:
france3-regions.francetvinfo.fr
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  1. Vard
    Vard 7 May 2018 13: 22
    +5
    53 Airbus A400M and 4C-130J ... and it’s there, dissatisfaction with the technical specifications ... rather, the United States pressed the throat ... buy and buy ...
    1. vorobey
      vorobey 7 May 2018 13: 34
      +6
      Quote: Vard
      the United States put pressure on the throat ... buy and buy ...


      five years for a deal of 6 planes ... apparently yes .. wassat wassat
      1. Andrey Yuryevich
        Andrey Yuryevich 7 May 2018 13: 39
        +2
        Quote: vorobey
        Quote: Vard
        the United States put pressure on the throat ... buy and buy ...


        five years for a deal of 6 planes ... apparently yes .. wassat wassat

        Sanya, so also the video on YouTube does not inspire ...
        1. vorobey
          vorobey 7 May 2018 13: 53
          +3
          Quote: Andrey Yurievich
          Sanya, so also the video on YouTube does not inspire ..


          In principle, the car is reliable and massive ... they simply boiled it to the Germans ..
    2. avt
      avt 7 May 2018 14: 29
      0
      Quote: Vard
      rather, the USA pressed on the throat ... buy and buy ...

      Rather, the search engine had to work. Bus No. 400 was never brought to the declared characteristics and there simply is no sense in replacing Transal, which this bus was going to replace. At one time, for political reasons, they refused to jointly manufacture the An-7X / An-70 in GERMANY for a minute. Here is the result - the ONLY serial device for NATO in this weight category - C-130
    3. Totah155
      Totah155 7 May 2018 17: 30
      0
      Reliable and working aircraft.
      Proven by time.
      Why not ?
  2. Grandfather Makar
    Grandfather Makar 7 May 2018 13: 23
    +2
    Run away from the Russians?
  3. BVS
    BVS 7 May 2018 13: 35
    +1
    Or maybe these purchases are needed to improve logistics, that is, to be a little universal?
    1. Avis-bis
      Avis-bis 7 May 2018 13: 57
      +1
      Quote: bvs
      Or maybe these purchases are needed to improve logistics, that is, to be a little universal?

      These are two completely different (in the sense of class) aircraft. Their carrying capacity varies almost twice. And the ranges are "slightly" different; and the midsection of the compartments.
  4. Ivan Tarava
    Ivan Tarava 7 May 2018 13: 35
    0
    Why not the An-188?
    1. tol100v
      tol100v 7 May 2018 13: 54
      0
      Quote: Ivan Tarava
      Why not the An-188?

      Quote: Ivan Tarava
      . buy yes buy ...

      SGA does not need competitors anywhere! And especially in the supply of military equipment! After all, NATO is not so much a military as a commercial project! With each vassal country, annually cutting two percent (and where more) of GDP is a very successful business for the Amer military-industrial complex! And this, in addition to other contracts of the military industrial complex of the SGA!
    2. Avis-bis
      Avis-bis 7 May 2018 13: 55
      +3
      Quote: Ivan Tarava
      Why not the An-188?

      They are afraid that they will not be able to maintain the airworthiness of such a complex and advanced machine for them.
  5. Engineer
    Engineer 7 May 2018 13: 43
    +1
    If the US wants, the Bundeswehr will fly to Douglasas DC-3.
    1. Normal ok
      Normal ok 7 May 2018 14: 23
      0
      Quote: Engineer
      If the US wants, the Bundeswehr will fly to Douglasas DC-3.

      "Classic" does not age good
  6. evil partisan
    evil partisan 7 May 2018 13: 45
    +1
    The Germans will buy everything from Amers that they will offer. But only until that time, until they build "SP - 2". yes
  7. Avis-bis
    Avis-bis 7 May 2018 13: 54
    +3
    Germany will simultaneously operate two types of medium-sized turboprop military transport aircraft - А400М and C-130J, which indicates the dissatisfaction with military characteristics of А400М

    "I don't care, dear editorial staff:" USAF simultaneously operates two types of military transport aircraft: the C-27 and C-130, which indicates dissatisfaction with the characteristics of the C-130. "
  8. TermNachTer
    TermNachTer 7 May 2018 13: 55
    +1
    This is definitely a sneak in relation to Airbus. Oaths of the Fascists
  9. Jack O'Neill
    Jack O'Neill 7 May 2018 17: 41
    0
    Now would A400M and C-130J compare ...
    It never occurred to anyone that Hercules was being acquired for some purpose, and not because the Americans had forced it?
    Comparing these two cars is almost like the CH-47 and Mi-26.
    If you buy, then you need it. And there are a lot of Hercules operators in the world, and the machine is good.
    1. japs
      japs 7 May 2018 19: 14
      0
      For an example, read the February report of the Bundestag commission on the state of the armed forces of Germany.
      Especially about the state of the Air Force and Transport Aviation. Then everything will fall into place.
      1. Jack O'Neill
        Jack O'Neill 7 May 2018 19: 24
        0
        For an example, read the February report of the Bundestag commission on the state of the armed forces of Germany.
        Especially about the state of the Air Force and Transport Aviation. Then everything will fall into place.

        I'm lazy. In a nutshell is it possible, if not difficult?
        It will not be difficult for you, given how much I have helped your race.)