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France confirms buying 4 C-130J US planes

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French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian confirmed that Paris will buy four Lockheed Martin C-130J tactical transport planes
French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian confirmed that Paris will buy four Lockheed Martin C-130J tactical transport planes

On a Jordanian military base, Jan 1 (AFP) French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian confirmed that Paris will buy four Lockheed Martin C-130J tactical transport planes, in a deal that was announced by the United States in November.

The purchase, to compensate for a delay in deliveries of the Airbus A400M, was said to be worth USD 650 million.

Le Drian, addressing troops at a military base in Jordan used by French air forces for attacks on the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq said "despite budget constraints, the president (of France) decided to give our armed forces all the means to pursue your missions.

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