has received an Undefinitized Contract Action from the U.S. Government for the Foreign Military Sale of an additional C 130J ‘Samson’ to , with funding for advanced procurement items for a third aircraft.
ordered its first in April 2010 and will receive that aircraft in spring 2013. The next two aircraft will be delivered in late 2013 and late 2014 respectively. The contract also covers a number of items to meet Israel’s unique operational requirements.
The Israeli Air Force’s new Superare the longer fuselage or “stretched” variant of the .
Israel’s aircraft are being modified during production with non-developmental items, which include an Enhanced Service Life center wing, two embedded Global Positioning Systems and a Universal Aerial Refueling Receptacle Slipway Installation aerial refueling system.