Lockheed Martin awarded contract for Kuwait Air Force KC-130J tankers
12:00 AM, May 28, 2010
Lockheed Martin has received a $245
million contract from the U.S. Government for the Foreign Military Sale of
three KC-130J tanker aircraft to Kuwait. The program will be managed by the
U.S. Navy. The Kuwait Air Forces new KC-130Js will provide aerial refueling for its F18
fleet and augment its current airlift fleet of three Lockheed Martin L-100s.
Kuwait KC-130Js also will perform air mobility, disaster relief and
humanitarian missions throughout the world. We are proud to add yet another country to the growing worldwide C-130J
community, said Jim Grant, Lockheed Martin vice president for C-130
business development. The combination of tanking and airlift missions yet
again shows the tremendous versatility of this proven aircraft. KC-130Js
have been used in high-tempo operations for the last five years and will
provide Kuwait with an effective, efficient and reliable multi-mission
capability. Kuwait first KC-130J delivery is scheduled for late 2013, with deliveries
completed in early 2014. Using only wing and external tanks, the KC-130J
has a 57,500 pound fuel offload capability. The KC130J is configured to
accept a fuselage tank, adding another 24,392 pounds of available fuel. The
standard probe-and-drogue configuration of the KC 130J is suited for both
fixed and rotary wing aircraft. In addition to aerial and ground refueling,
the KC-130J has the same airlift capability as non-tanker variants including
airdrop and paradrop.
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