Lockheed Martin will be delivering the new batch of C-130J transport military aircraft in 2017, Abhay Paranjape, Business Development Director of C-130 said today.
“We will deliver all 6 C-130J Super Hercules in 2017 to the Indian Air Force,” Paranjape told at the press conference today on sidelines of the DefExpo 2016.
In addition, the US-firm is also in discussion with the India Meteorological Department for specially configured C-130J aircraft that fly into typhoons and hurricanes to obtain information about major storms far more detailed than is provided by weather satellites.
When quizzed about opening F-16 production line in India, Paranjape commented that “both the governments are going to hold a discussion in couple of weeks. The company will not comment on it until then”.
India placed an order for additional six C-130Js in 2013, besides operating five more. India lost one C-130J airlifter in 2013 crash.
West Bengal's Panagarh will be the Indian Air Force's (IAF) second hub for these new C-130J Super Hercules aircraft. From the new runway, IAF will start operating the Super Hercules aircraft beginning May this year and from March 2017 a permanent unit will start.
Lockheed Martin has named teams from two Indian universities as winners of its C-130J Roll-On/Roll-Off University Design Challenge on Tuesday. Lockheed Martin launched the Indian University design challenge in November 2014
Lockheed Martin Corp has won a $1 billion contract from the US Air Force for production of 32 C-130J Super Hercules aircraft, the US Department of Defense announced Wednesday. As per the terms of the contract, Lockheed Martin will provide 13 C-130J-30, five HC-130J, 11 MC-130J, two KC-130J and one U
Tata Lockheed Martin Aerostructures Limited (TLMAL) recently delivered the 100th C-130J Super Hercules empennage from its manufacturing facility located in Hyderabad, India. The delivery milestone highlights the ongoing success of Lockheed Martins hallmark Make in India partnership with Tata
India will begin operations of six new C-130J Super Hercules aircraft from August next year at Panagarh Airbase in West Bengal. Air Marshal C Hari Kumar, Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief,Eastern Air Command, said contracts for additional six aircraft have already been signed and they will arrive by April next year
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