The US Air Force has awarded a contract to L-3 Communications TCS to install a precision strike package on MC-130W aircraft.

Under the $61m contract, L-3 will provide eight kits and eight installations for the air force’s MC-130W aircraft.

The MC-130W aircraft are assigned to the 73rd Special Operations Squadron at Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico.

The aircraft is equipped with a fully integrated global positioning system and inertial navigation system, as well as an AN/APN-241 low-power colour weather / navigation radar.

$15,837,316 has been obligated out of the total $61,018,760.