by Staff Writers
Marietta, GA (SPX) Aug 13, 2012
A new C-130J Super Hercules for the Sultanate of Oman conducts a test flight at the Lockheed Martin facility here.
This is the first of three C-130Js on order for Oman and is scheduled for delivery later this year.
Oman currently operates a fleet of three C-130Hs purchased in the early 1980s.
The new C-130J will be used to support internal country operations where its ability to operate out of remote austere airstrips will be invaluable.
Aerospace News at SpaceMart.com
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Taiwan to seek fewer new US fighter jets: reports
Taipei (AFP) Aug 13, 2012
Taiwan plans to slash the number of advanced fighter jets it has been seeking from the United States from 66 to 24, apparently due to budget constraints, reports said Monday. Taipei applied in 2007 to buy 66 F-16 C/D fighters, which have better radar and more powerful weapons systems than its current F-16 A/Bs, in response to China's perceived military threat. Washington in September las ... read more
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