October 7, 2014 (by Asif Shamim) - The State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to Brunei for a C-130J Hercules aircraft and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $343 million.
The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on October 6, 2014.
The Government of Brunei has requested a sale of a single C-130J aircraft, 6 AE2100D3 turboprop engines (4 installed and 2 spares), Government Furnished Equipment, communication equipment, spare and repair parts, support and test equipment, publications and technical documentation, personnel training and training equipment, U.S. Government and contractor engineering, technical and logistics support services, and other related elements of logistical and program support.
This proposed sale will provide Brunei a critical capability to assist in Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief missions. The aircraft will enable Brunei to provide aid and assistance in greater capacities to regional allies and partners in need. The aircraft will also provide the ability to execute maritime patrol missions and contribute to search and rescue missions in the region. Brunei should have no difficulty absorbing this aircraft into its inventory.
The principal contractor will be Lockheed Martin-Aerospace in Marietta, Georgia. There are no known offset agreements in connection with this potential sale.
Implementation of this proposed sale will not require the assignment of any additional U.S. Government or contractor representatives to Brunei.