Daily Archives: December 5, 2016

Su-33 crashes from Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier after arrestor gear fails

Su-33 fighter jet crashes from Russia’s Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier

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Russia expects to deliver first Be-200s (amphibian a/c) to USA in 2018

Main image: richard-seaman.com

I checked wiki and there were no mention of an orders in USA whoever, google showed some results but they were quite dated listed according to date:

USFS tests water-scooping air tanker in Russia – wildfiretoday.com

U.S. Company Buys Ten Russian Be-200 Firefighter Jets – sputniknews.com

New agreement to produce US-built Be-200 amphibious air tanker – fireaviation.com

Latest related post:

Russian Amphibious Jet Gets Update and Chinese Order

Beriev rolls out first serial-produced Be-200Chs amphibious multirole aircraft

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France buys 2 C-130J-30

Lockheed Martin to produce C-130J-30 aircraft for France

By Ryan Maass   |   Dec. 2, 2016 at 8:52 AM

WASHINGTON, Dec. 2 (UPI) — Lockheed Martin has received a $133.4 million contract modification to produce two U.S. government-configured C-130J-30 aircraft for France.

Work on the contract will be performed at Marietta, Ga. U.S. government officials expect the work to be done by Aug. 30, 2020. The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is listed as the contracting activity.

All funding for the project supports the U.S. government’s foreign military sale to France.

The C-130J-30, also known as the Super Hercules, is a stretched-out version of the C-130J military transport plane. The larger model adds 15 feet to the fuselage and increases usable space, making more room for cargo.

Original post upi.com

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*Why is it only $66.7 million I heard it’s around $100 million?  Or are they bundling the purchase with the US lot?

Related post:

Looming capability gap in Germany’s military transport fleet may result in the MoD to urge A400M partner nations to procure & jointly operate C-130 Hercules

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