Iraq is looking to spend upward of $1.5 billion for six C-130J-30 aircraft as well as associated equipment and services, according to the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA).
Along with the six C-130J-30s Iraq has requested, 24 Rolls-Royce AE 2100D3 engines, four Rolls-Royce AE 2100D3 spare engines, six AAR-47 Missile Warning Systems, two spare AAR-47 Missile Warning Systems, six AN/ALE-47 Countermeasures Dispensing Systems, and two spare AN/ALE-47 Countermeasures Dispensing Systems are part of the deal.
Also included are spare and repair parts, configuration updates, integration studies, support equipment, publications and technical documentation, technical services, personnel training and training equipment, foreign liaison office support, U.S. Government and contractor engineering and logistics personnel services, construction, and other related elements of logistics support, DSCA said.
Lockheed Martin [LMT] and Rolls-Royce are the prime contractors for this proposed sale.
The Iraqi Air Force intends to use the C-130J aircraft for intra-theater support for its troops. Additionally, the aircraft will be used to provide humanitarian relief operations in various locations.