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Air Force crafting strategy for fleet-wide C-130J retrofit effort

October 12, 2017 |
Courtney Albon
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The Air Force wants to retrofit its more than 240 C-130J airlifters with a broad slate of upgrades to meet changing military airspace requirements and incorporate mission-specific enhancements and deficiencies corrections identified since the jet was fielded in 2016. According to slides from an Oct. 11 industry day , the service expects to issue a request for proposals for the Block 7.0/8.1 upgrade in March 2019 and award a contract in June 2020. The service is aiming to finalize its...

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