The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) notified Congress Oct. 26 of a possible Foreign Military Sale to India for six Lockheed Martin [LMT] C-130J aircraft and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $1.2 billion.

The prime contractors will be Lockheed Martin and Rolls-Royce. Offset agreements are expected to be associated with the proposed sale, but specifics are undetermined and would be defined in negotiations between the purchaser and the contractors.

India requests the six U.S. Air Force (USAF) baseline aircraft including: Air Force baseline equipment, six Rolls Royce AE 2100D3 spare engines, eight AN/AAR-47 Missile Warning Systems, two of them spares, eight AN/ALR-56M Advanced Radar Warning Receivers, two of them spares, eight AN/ALE-47 Counter-Measures Dispensing Systems, two are spares, eight AAQ- 22 Star SAFIRE III Special Operations Suites, two are spares, eight ARC-210 Radios (Non-COMSEC), and 3,200 flare cartridges.

The request includes spare and repair parts, configuration updates, communications security equipment and radios, integration studies, support equipment, publications and technical documentation, technical services, personnel training and training equipment, and foreign liaison office support. There would also need to be Field Service Representatives’ services, U.S. government and contractor engineering and logistics personnel services, and other related elements of logistics support.

The proposed sale would provide the Indian government with a credible special operations airlift capability that will help deter aggression in the region and provide enhanced humanitarian assistance and disaster relief support, DSCA said.