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Final three C-130Js for Iraq set for delivery

02nd May 2013 - 12:31 by the Shephard News Team

Final three C-130Js for Iraq set for delivery

The final three C-130J Super Hercules transport aircraft on order for the Iraqi Air Force (IQAF) are set for delivery by Lockheed Martin, it has been announced. The aircraft have been ferried to US Air Force bases prior to delivery to the IQAF.

The IQAF ordered six C-130Js from the US government under a foreign military sale in 2008 and 2009. Deliveries under the contract began in December 2012, and the first three aircraft have now been delivered. When these final three aircraft are delivered the IQAF will operate a fleet of six C-130J Super Hercules in addition to its legacy C-130 fleet.

The IQAF uses the aircraft for intra-theatre support for its troops and to provide humanitarian relief operations in various locations.

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