The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency has notified Congress of a potential sale for six Lockheed Martin C-130Js to India.

Under the estimated $1.2bn foreign military sale, India has also requested US Air Force (USAF) baseline equipment, six Rolls-Royce AE 2100D3 spare engines, eight AN/AAR-47 missile warning systems, and eight AN/ALR-56M advanced radar warning receivers.

The package also includes eight AN/ALE-47 Countermeasures Dispensing Systems, eight AAQ-22 Star SAFIRE III Special Operations Suites, eight ARC-210 radios, 3200 flare cartridges, associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support.

The proposed sale will provide special operations airlift capability to the Indian Air Force to perform humanitarian assistance and disaster relief support missions.

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics and Rolls-Royce will be the prime contractors.