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Contracts awarded to recapitalize special-mission C-130s

6/18/2008 - WASHINGTON (AFPN) -- Air Force officials announced the award of two contracts to Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company-Marietta, Ga., June 13 for the procurement of six modified KC-130J aircraft, and non-recurring costs associated with modifying the KC-130J.

The modified KC-130Js meet the unique mission requirements of the Air Combat Command's search and rescue and Air Force Special Operations Command's special operations forces mission areas. These awards begin the recapitalization of the Air Force's aging fleet of CSAR and SOF HC/MC-130 aircraft, which have long been in a state of low supply and high demand and are facing mounting sustainment challenges.

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