Monday, March 5, 2012

DTN News - AUSTRALIAN DEFENSE NEWS: Quickstep Wins Military Aircraft Contract

Defense News: DTN News - AUSTRALIAN DEFENSE NEWS: Quickstep Wins Military Aircraft Contract
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(NSI News Source Info) TORONTO, Canada - March 5, 2012: Australia's Quickstep Holdings says it has been awarded the tender to build part of the C-130J Hercules military transport aircraft.
The Perth-based company said on Monday it would be the sole supplier of the wing flaps on Lockheed Martin's C-130J.

Quickstep managing director Philippe Odouard said in a statement the wing flaps would be built at Bankstown Airport in Sydney's west and could create 60 jobs.

The Bankstown site was previously used by current supplier Boeing Aerostructures Australia, before it consolidated its manufacturing facilities at Fishermans Bend in Melbourne.

Quickstep said first aircraft parts were due to be delivered in 2014 and that it had secured a right of first refusal on most of Boeing's existing C-130J manufacturing facilities at Bankstown Airport in Sydney.

The company closed up 2.5 cents, or 15.15 per cent, at 19 cents.

Royal Australian Air Force C-130J  Hercules Medium Transport Aircraft - Performance

The Royal Australian Air Force operates two models of the ubiquitous Hercules medium transport, the C-130H and the C-130J. They are operated by No 37 Squadron, based at RAAF Base Richmond, near Sydney.

The Hercules is a key part of the Air Force fleet, providing medium to long range transport with an excellent short dirt runway capability, allowing it to perform:

*Tactical or strategic transport duties

-Troop transport
-Special forces insertion
-Parachuting (both static-line and free-fall)
-Airdrop of stores and equipment, including four-wheel drives, inflatable boats and artillery pieces
-Search and survivor assistance, including airdrop of Air-Sea Rescue Kits (life rafts, radios, water, emergency rations)
-Disaster relief, delivering necessities domestically (eg, Katherine floods, 1998) and internationally (eg, Pakistan earthquakes, 2005)
-Medical evacuations, whether as a result of military action (eg, Timor, 1999), terrorist bombings (eg, Bali, 2002 and 2005) or natural disasters (eg, Boxing Day 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami).

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