Lockheed Martin today delivered 300th C-130J Super Hercules, an MC-130J Commando II assigned to the U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command.
The Commando II supports such missions as in-flight refueling, infiltration/exfiltration, and aerial delivery and resupply of special operations forces.
"The delivery of this 300th C-130J is a major achievement for the entire Super Hercules community. Together, we built an aircraft that it is ready for any mission, anywhere, anytime," said George Shultz, vice president and general manager of the Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company's C-130 programs. "Partnerships and commitment are at the core of this Super Hercules, as was the case with the 299 C-130Js that came before it and with the many others that will follow."
Sixteen countries have chosen the C-130J Super Hercules to meet their air mobility needs. The "J" is the standard by which all other airlift is measured in terms of availability, flexibility and reliability.
With more than 1 million flight hours, the C-130J has been deployed in two combat theaters where they operated at a very high tempo efficiently and reliably. In non-combat -- but equally harsh --environments, C-130Js are often the first to support missions like search and rescue, aerial firefighting, and delivering relief supplies after earthquakes, hurricanes, typhoons and tsunamis around the world.
Lockheed Martin has delivered Israel's first of three C-130J Super Hercules currently on order for the Israeli Air Force (IAF). The IAF has bestowed the nickname "Shimshon" on its C-130Js
Lockheed Martin yesterday delivered Israel's first C-130J Super Hercules airlifter during a ceremony at the aeronautics company's production facility in Marietta, Ga. This is first of three C-130Js currently on order for the Israeli Air Force (IAF), which has operated legacy C-130s since 1971
The Iraqi Air Force (IQAF) is set to receive its final three Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules airlifters. Aircraft number 5721 was the first of these aircraft to be ferried from Lockheed Martin's production facility here on April 23, 2013
Lockheed Martin delivered the first C-130J Super Hercules to the Republic of Tunisia today, marking the first delivery to an African country. Lockheed Martin signed a contract in 2010 with Tunisia to deliver two C-130Js between 2013 and 2014, in addition to providing training and an initial three years of logistics support
Lockheed Martin has delivered a C-130J Super Hercules to the Iraqi Air Force with another two en route. Iraq will receive another three C-130J aircraft in 2013
Dyess Air Force Base, Texas today received the 250th C-130J Super Hercules built at the Lockheed Martin facility. Since 2010, 15 C-130J have been delivered to the 317th Airlift Group at Dyess and the second of 11 aircraft to be delivered to the base in 2012
The Indian Air Force (IAF) will buy a new C-130J Super Hercules heavy-lift aircraft in addition to the existing order of 12 to replace the lost aircraft, Indian news agencies reported. Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha said that the induction of C-130Js and heavy-lift Boeing C-17 Globemaster IIIs had “brought a paradigm shift in airlift capabilities”
Lockheed Martin won a $565 million contract to supply India with six C-130J-30s aircrafts. The Pentagon says that the contract is worth $2
The Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF) took delivery of first two of four C-130J Super Hercules on March 27. The ROKAF selected the C-130J Super Hercules in 2010 to supplement its fleet of C-130H legacy aircraft
India-based firm Tata Advanced Systems has partnered with Lockheed Martin to co-produce major aerostructure components to fly in all future C-130J Super Hercules. At the Defexpo 2014, Lockheed Martin will highlight its 20-year history with India and discuss new areas for partnership and collaboration with its valued customers, in addition to display of various programs including C-130J Super Hercules, Aegis Combat System and tactical missiles like Javelin and DAGR
Rolls Royce has been awarded a $182 million modification to an existing contract for C-130J propulsion system sustainment. The contract modification provides for the exercise of the seventh annual option, a one-year ordering period for sustainment services including logistics support, program management support, engineering services, spares, and technical data in support of the C-130J propulsion system
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