Air Force Negotiating with Lockheed for New C-130J Multiyear Purchase

By John Reed / August 27, 2008 at 5:00 AM
Air Force acquisition leaders are discussing a new multiyear C-130J purchase with Lockheed Martin to follow the current 62-plane deal, which wraps up in September. The Air Force is hurriedly discussing the buy with Lockheed so that it may lobby Congress for the aircraft in the coming budget cycle, Maj. Gen. David Gray, the service's director of global reach programs, told reporters during an Aug. 26 briefing at the Pentagon. "We already are in discussions with Lockheed and trying to...

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