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France receives second KC-130J

10th February 2020 - 12:00 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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The French Air Force has received its second KC-130J Super Hercules aerial refueller from Lockheed Martin.

The aircraft was delivered to representatives from France’s Armée de l'Air on 4 February at the company’s 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 — under a Foreign Military Sale agreement with the US government. The two C-130J-30 airlifters were delivered in 2017 and 2018, and first KC-130J delivered in September 2019.

The KC-130J refuels both fixed wing and rotary wing aircraft in the air and on the ground.

Rod McLean, vice president and general manager, Air Mobility & Maritime Missions at Lockheed Martin, said: ‘France’s C-130 crews have long demonstrated the unmatched and proven performance of the Hercules aircraft in support of critical missions.

‘This additional KC-130J expands the Armée de l‘Air’s already robust airlift and refueling resources to not only serve as a national asset, but a global resource as well.’

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