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ARGENTINA FINALLY BEGINS C-130 MODERNIZATION
Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Source: Fábrica Argentina de Aviones Brigadier San Martin

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay - The Argentinean Air Force has sent the first of five Lockheed Martin C-130 Hercules transport aircraft to Waco, Texas for a general modernization.

The aircraft, with registration number TC-69, will receive a full glass cockpit as part of the program. The remaining four aircraft will be modified with the same specifications but at Argentina's local FADAE facilities. The company will send technicians to Argentina to assist in the work. The five aircraft include four Hs and one B.

The modernization program will require an investment of $75 million and is slated for completion at the end of next September. The Air Force has been trying to upgrade its C-130s with standardized avionics since the turn of the century. However, plans have been postponed several times. Argentina plans to keep the platforms viable until 2040.

Source:  Forecast International - International Military Markets
Associated URL: www.forecastinternational.com
Source Date: September 2, 2014
Source Language: Spanish
Author: R Barrett Edwards, Latin America Analyst 
Posted: 09/02/2014
 

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