Rolls-Royce Corp. has been awarded an indefinite-delivery/requirements basic contract, worth around $83.7 million, for MissionCare propulsion support on the C-130J Super Hercules aircraft, as well as the initial task order in support of the French Air Force.
This contract and initial task order provide for the program management, in-country field support representatives, replenishment of spares, MissionCare service, travel and per diem, over and above as well as organizational and commercial depot-level maintenance of the Rolls-Royce AE 2100D3 turboprop engine on the C-130J aircraft. The U.S. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC) at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, is the contracting activity.
This basic contract involves unclassified Foreign Military Sales (FMS), with the initial task order providing contractual support under MissionCare for the French Air Force. This award is the result of a source directed acquisition. The FMS funds for the estimated amount are being obligated at the time of the award (by way of the initial task order for France).
Work will be performed at locations as indicated by task/delivery order and performance under the last issued task order will be completed by Dec. 20, 2029.
France ordered a total of four Lockheed Martin Super Hercules aircraft – two C-130J-30 combat delivery airlifters and two KC-130J aerial refuelers – through a Foreign Military Sales (FMS) deal with the U.S. government.
The first of these aircraft (a C-130J-30 airlifter) was formally delivered to France in December 2017 at the Lockheed Martin facility in Marietta. The first C-130J aircraft was inducted in French Air Force (Armée de l’Air)’s 62nd Transport Wing with a ceremony at Orléans-Bricy Air Base on Jan. 15 next year. The second C-130J was delivered in 2018.
Lockheed Martin delivered the first KC-130J aerial refueler to 62st Transport Wing at Orléans-Bricy Air Base on Sept. 19 this year. The second KC-130J is scheduled to be delivered next year.