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1 C-130 Modifications Update Maj Gen Rob Kane SAF/AQQ This briefing is UNCLASSIFIED 12 July 2011.

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1 1 C-130 Modifications Update Maj Gen Rob Kane SAF/AQQ This briefing is UNCLASSIFIED 12 July 2011

2 2 C-130 Hercules The C-130 Hercules performs diverse roles, including airlift support, airdrop, Antarctic resupply, aero-medical missions, weather reconnaissance, aerial spray missions, firefighting duties for the U.S. Forest Service and natural disaster relief missions both peace and war situations C-130 Variants: 554 total acft – 89 Js and 465 Legacy acft C-130 E / H / H1 / H2 / H2.5 / H3 / J AC/EC/HC/LC/MC/WC-130s Legacy C-130 Mods discussed in this briefing: Avionics Modernization Program (AMP) Center Wing Box Replacement (CWR) Identify Friend/Foe Transponder - Mode kHz Radio Frequency (VHF) Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures (LAIRCM) AC-130H Outer Wing Replacement Flight Deck Armor Plate

3 3 Planned quantity; 221 aircraft: 3 Mission Series – C-130H2, H2.5 & H3 (USAF Combat Delivery) 123 ANG, 84 AFRC, 14 Active aircraft FY12 PB Request: $235.6M Total program cost: $6.4B ($4.2B remains) HAC-D cut $43.2M in FY12 appropriation AF needs funds to be restored C-130 Avionics Modernization Program (AMP) Meets FAA/European Air Traffic Mgt & Nav/Safety mandates Resolves obsolescence issues Replaces Analog Gauges w/ Digital Displays including Head-Up Displays Standardize aircraft configurations Reduce total cost of ownership

4 4 C-130 AMP Status Aircraft Production: Initial Design, Kit Fab and Installs completed by Boeing (Long Beach), who will compete for AMPs Full-Rate Production (FRP) First 2 AMP aircraft are at Little Rock AFB being used for aircrew training Low-Rate Initial Production acft (26 aircraft) will deliver starting Oct 11 Initial Operational Test & Eval on track to start Jan 12 w/ first 5 aircraft Full-Rate contract will award in FY14 for remaining 192 aircraft On track to award contract in Jan 12 for Company TBD to compete w/ Boeing for the Full-Rate Production contract Company TBD will gain experience by installing 5 AMP kits to reduce risk in their cost proposal build for Full-Rate competition This process will allow Company TBD to fairly compete w/ Boeing for Full- Rate Production contract

5 5 C-130 Center Wing Box (CWB) Replacement (CWR) Description 43 Aircraft Completed (In-work) 20 – C-130H1 (5 In-work) 10 – MC-130 (5 In-work) 3 – EC-130 (1 In-Work) 4 – HC-130N/P 6 – AC-130U (1 In-Work) Center Wing Box WR-ALC schedules new Center Wing section installs when aircraft reaches 38,000 Equivalent Flying Hours (EFH) 37 Long, 7 Wide, 3 High FY12 PB Request: $22.4M Funds 7 Installs

6 6 C-130 Mode 5 Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) Update Electronically identifies DOD aircraft as friendly to allied/US military radars Mandate for all DOD aircraft to begin upgrading to a secure IFF link, with Initial Operational Capability in 2014 Air Force has funded this upgrade for all C-130 legacy platforms FY12 is the first year of this programwill be complete by FY17 FY12 PB Request: $18.2M Total Program Cost: $28.8M

7 ProgramFY 12 PBFY 12 OCOProgram Total HC Radio$3.4M$22.1M AC-130H Outer Wing Replacement $1.9M$8.3M LAIRCM – C-130$154.8MTBD Armor Plate$9.2M$11.7M Total$5.3M$164.0M 7 Other Low-Cost C-130 Mods FY12 PB/OCO

8 8 Without AMP upgrade, C-130s will have a very difficult time operating in FAA airspace after 1 Jan 2020 Funding stability for AMP is required to keep the program on track in FY12 FY11 CRA Impacts: AF used FY09 $$ to mitigate FY11 AMP funding delays No impacts to remainder of the C-130 mods programs AF requests that HAC-D $43.8M reduction to AMP be restored in Conference Takeaway


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