Lockheed Martin handed over the second of two KC-130J Super Hercules aerial refuelers to the France’s Armée de l'Air on February 4, at the company’s Aeronautics facility in Marietta, Georgia.
France has received a total of four Super Hercules aircraft — two C-130J-30 combat delivery airlifters and two KC-130J aerial refuelers — through a Foreign Military Sale with the US government. The two C-130J-30 airlifters were delivered in 2017 and 2018, and first KC-130J delivered in September 2019. All of these Super Hercules are operated in conjunction with France’s existing C-130H fleet, Lockheed Martin said in a statement Friday.
The KC-130J refuels both fixed wing and rotary wing aircraft as well as conducts rapid ground refueling.