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US to supply Poland with five decommissioned C-130H Hercules military transport aircraft

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The Polish Air Force will receive five American military transport aircraft Lockheed C-130H Hercules, the equipment will be supplied from the presence of the US Air Force. This was reported by the Polish Ministry of Defense.


An intergovernmental agreement for the supply of five C-130H aircraft was signed on April 12, 2021. All aircraft will be transferred through the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program of "surplus property". In other words, all five aircraft will be removed from storage and then transferred to Poland.

The contract is worth $ 60 million, but Warsaw will pay only $ 14,3. It is at this amount that the Pentagon estimated the removal of equipment from conservation, repair, additional equipment and the transfer of aircraft to Poland. All five aircraft are currently in storage at the 309th Storage and Maintenance Group. aviation US Air Force equipment at Davis-Montana Air Force Base in Arizona.

The C-130H planes planned for delivery to Poland were produced in 1985, withdrawn from the US Air Force in 2017. It is noted that the Poles themselves chose five aircraft out of 20 proposed. The delivery will be carried out on one aircraft, taking into account the time of reactivation. The first Hercules will go to Poland at the end of 2021, the last in 2024.

In the Polish Air Force, the "new" old C-130H Hercules will replace the four C-130Es of the 1970s that are currently in operation.
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  1. svp67
    svp67 April 14 2021 16: 33
    +17
    This is how, for the benefit of themselves, the Americans are once again getting rid of non-liquid assets ... We need to learn from them. Well done
    1. Aaron Zawi
      Aaron Zawi April 14 2021 17: 38
      +2
      Quote: svp67
      This is how, for the benefit of themselves, the Americans are once again getting rid of non-liquid assets ... We need to learn from them. Well done

      Why is this non-liquid? F-16s were delivered to us a couple of times from conservation. Nothing for 10-15 years served quite normally.
      1. neri73-r
        neri73-r April 14 2021 17: 47
        +3
        Why is this non-liquid? F-16s were delivered to us a couple of times from conservation. Nothing for 10-15 years served quite normally.

        released 1985, retired from the United States Air Force in 2017
        Because they have been in operation for 32 years! And any fool knows that something new is always better than a 30-year-old. Wear of everything, airframe, assemblies, electrical wiring, metal fatigue, etc.
        1. Aaron Zawi
          Aaron Zawi April 14 2021 18: 14
          +2
          Quote: neri73-r
          Why is this non-liquid? F-16s were delivered to us a couple of times from conservation. Nothing for 10-15 years served quite normally.

          released 1985, retired from the United States Air Force in 2017
          Because they have been in operation for 32 years! And any fool knows that something new is always better than a 30-year-old. Wear of everything, airframe, assemblies, electrical wiring, metal fatigue, etc.

          Soolasen. But first of all, the cars will be repaired. Secondly, the Polish military transport aviation receives a normal tool for work.
          1. Alex777
            Alex777 April 14 2021 19: 12
            -2
            And when this "instrument" collapses, Russia will have nothing to do with it. hi
      2. NIKN
        NIKN April 14 2021 17: 51
        +4
        Quote: Aron Zaavi
        Why is this non-liquid? F-16s were delivered to us a couple of times from conservation.

        Well, the point is not only that they can fly, but that outdated equipment (scopes, avionics, avionics, etc.) is another matter if after modernization, but there is already a price as new.
  2. Thrifty
    Thrifty April 14 2021 16: 39
    0
    Now Polyakhia will work out this handout even more, squeals and spitting in the direction of Russia will go continuously, even if the Yankees gave them old stuff for next to nothing.
    1. venik
      venik April 14 2021 18: 01
      0
      Quote: Thrifty
      Now Polyakhia will work out this handout even more.

      ========
      In, as it turns out with "allies" it is necessary! And then the Union would "lisp" with them, and they "twisted their nose": then - not that, this - not that way! And then the Yankees in how quickly they "built": shabby rags from the master's shoulder - and then they rejoice like children.
  3. TerraSandera
    TerraSandera April 14 2021 16: 41
    +2
    You can't refuse the ability to sell military boo to the natives and the delay. Although the amount is quite ridiculous, but the planes are 30+. It seems that they helped the allies and saved on disposal. Ukraine is probably salivating already. "What about us?"
    1. Egoza
      Egoza April 14 2021 16: 50
      -1
      Quote: TerraSandera
      It seems that they helped the allies and saved on disposal. Ukraine is probably salivating already. "What about us?"

      It depends on what to use! Take out the coffins with the "dead workers" and such old stuff will do.
      1. xorek
        xorek April 14 2021 17: 31
        0
        Quote: Egoza
        Quote: TerraSandera
        It seems that they helped the allies and saved on disposal. Ukraine is probably salivating already. "What about us?"

        It depends on what to use! Take out the coffins with the "dead workers" and such old stuff will do.

        Unlikely. Most likely, the Banderaites will also be taken out in the event of an aggravation of the conflict ..
    2. Pete mitchell
      Pete mitchell April 14 2021 17: 05
      +4
      Quote: TerraSandera
      You can't refuse the ability to sell military boo to the natives and the delay. Although the amount is quite ridiculous, but the planes are 30+.

      Considering that the operation of one Hercy costs three F-16s, why only 5 what Although, let's be honest - the machine is worthy and will well complement the Krakow base with CASA
  4. Prax1
    Prax1 April 14 2021 16: 46
    -4
    Complex Beech: Come here sweet!
  5. Ruslan Sulima
    Ruslan Sulima April 14 2021 16: 51
    -1
    For the delivery of troops to Lviv, when is the time X?)
  6. Alexfly
    Alexfly April 14 2021 16: 59
    +4
    Good planes, there are no such planes left in the Russian Federation, or even survive ... It's a pity the generals rocked the AN-70 project in their time ...
    1. Vadim Ananyin
      Vadim Ananyin April 14 2021 17: 08
      +3
      The An-70 was probably pumped then, but it will not be very relevant today.
      Well, I think so, but the car of course at that time was good.
      1. Holgerton
        Holgerton April 14 2021 18: 00
        0
        It depends on what tasks you take this plane for. If as a cheaper and more economical alternative to the IL-76 for internal logistics, with the possibility of a short takeoff and work at unprepared airfields, then of the analogues, only A400M remains to this day.
        T-72/90 on it is not particularly tricky, but as a civil freighter up to 45t could be interesting to many companies, given that the ubiquitous "Ilyushin" has not yet reached the required production rate of the IL-476, for something back in 2000- x lobbied to prevent the organization of production of the An-70 within the Russian Federation either in the interests of the Ministry of Defense or for civilian operators, although most of its components were produced or could be produced and certified within the Russian Federation.
    2. venik
      venik April 14 2021 17: 52
      -3
      Quote: AlexFly
      It's a pity the generals ran the AN-70 project at the time ...

      =========
      ??? Who "pumped" him ?? It's just that after numerous failures, accidents, malfunctions, delays, delays, etc., it turned out that the Ukrainian aviation industry simply would not be able to pull it even during the days of the "pro-Western" President Yushchenko (inclined to curtail ties with the Russian Federation), Ukraine completely stopped funding it, but did not want to transfer its part of "intellectual property" for the localization of production in the Russian Federation .... After which Russia withdrew from the project and the project itself was "covered with a copper basin" .....
  7. Niko
    Niko April 14 2021 17: 11
    +4
    Poland, the United States, of course yes .... But the plane is really very good, a real hard worker. And the storage system of decommissioned from "them" is to get jealous
  8. rocket757
    rocket757 April 14 2021 17: 13
    -4
    US to supply Poland with five decommissioned C-130H Hercules military transport aircraft
    The galantereyshchik still needs that sho, is it a product of the first freshness?
  9. Prisoner
    Prisoner April 14 2021 17: 17
    -1
    Get the poles rotten underpants from the master's "shoulder". winked
  10. TermNachTer
    TermNachTer April 14 2021 17: 26
    -4
    Yes, it's so classically to breed suckers, even thimblers will learn not a sin))) they have 15 greens for scrap metal))) taking into account subsequent repairs, a few more)))
  11. TerraSandera
    TerraSandera April 14 2021 17: 27
    -1
    And I also forgot, isn't it very gorgeous, almost a year for the reactivation and delivery of each aircraft?
  12. Alexilyin
    Alexilyin April 14 2021 17: 56
    +1
    The C-130H Hercules, if I'm not mistaken, is an export version of the aircraft, produced since 1965. Apparently conservation is expensive. We decided to earn extra money on allies.
    1. Andrei Nikolaevich
      Andrei Nikolaevich April 14 2021 20: 46
      +1
      We should learn from the striped ones. And we feed the eternal "brotherly peoples". To the detriment of his people.
  13. Viktor Sergeev
    Viktor Sergeev April 14 2021 17: 56
    -1
    Was the garbage dump moved from Ukraine to Poland? They know how to sell unnecessary junk, instead of paying for the disposal themselves, how good it is to have slaves.
  14. Ryaruav
    Ryaruav April 14 2021 20: 09
    +1
    Well, where the greyhound gentry is going to fly to Smolensk with the whole wing, we have enough birches
    1. Andrei Nikolaevich
      Andrei Nikolaevich April 14 2021 20: 44
      +2
      And why immediately - Smolensk !? Do we have any other airports, with birches?)
  15. Andrei Nikolaevich
    Andrei Nikolaevich April 14 2021 20: 42
    -2
    With the same success, it is possible to supply food for the Polish army - from the "in storage" dumpsters, any American hypermarket. This will significantly save Polish taxpayers' money.
  16. Growlers
    Growlers April 14 2021 22: 10
    0
    The "proud" Poles are very happy with the second hand from the USA. These are American cast-offs, not some ...
  17. Adimius38
    Adimius38 April 14 2021 23: 13
    0
    You really need to learn from the Americans how to save every dollar invested. And with us, they can only cut and cut everything, and for this they also pay from taxpayers' money. And they store all the junk, canned, and when the State Department is profitable for them, it is used for various tasks.
    1. rocket757
      rocket757 April 15 2021 07: 54
      -1
      And where are you planes, are you going to store other equipment? We don't have an Arizona desert where you can store everything just by wrapping it in plastic ...
      We have moisture, seasonal changes, CORROSION EVERYWHERE !!! Fighting which costs such a pretty penny .... a lot of babosiks are you going to save on this?
  18. Evil 55
    Evil 55 April 16 2021 15: 59
    0
    Well, five 40-year-old Hercules for 60 green cartoons is either a handout, or an ambush for the next president in the hope that he will fall ...