State Department validates potential sale of $ 350 million airlift equipment to France – GovCon Wire



The State Department has cleared France to procure four AE-2100D turboprop engines, two updated multifunctional terminals, low-volume information distribution systems and other transport aircraft support equipment from the US government. as part of a possible $ 350 million overseas military sales deal.

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), Raytheon Technologies (NYSE: RTX), Rolls-Royce, ViaSat and the Dowty activities of GE Aviation will be the prime contractors of the FMS proposal to support the French and German joint fleet of C- 130, Defense Security Cooperation Agency said Wednesday.

The proposed deal also includes the acquisition of an L-3 CSW multiband receiver and transmitters, AN / ARN-153 navigation systems, AN / ARN-147 receivers, a transmitter-to-receiver processor. AN / APN-241 radar, ARC-190 high frequency receivers, AAR-60 missile launch warning systems, future-oriented MTS-A infrared system, AN / APX-119 friend or foe identification systems , joint mission planning system, AN / ARC-210 and AN / ARC-164 radios.

France has also requested to purchase encryption devices, spare components, technical documentation, software delivery, engineering as well as technical, logistical and program support services.

The agreement would require the overseas deployment of a representative of a US contractor to provide technical assistance over a three-year period.


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