Lockheed Martin marks 2400th C-130 Hercules delivery
Lockheed Martin has announced that its C-130 Hercules programme has reached an historic milestone, following the delivery of its 2400th aircraft. The aircraft is an MC-130J Combat Shadow II assigned to US Air Force Special Operations Command.
According to the company, the delivery of this aircraft follows a record year for C-130J production at the company's facility in Marietta, Ga. In 2011, 33 C-130J Super Hercules were delivered - a new production record for the C-130J model. Aircraft were delivered in six different configurations for six operators: the US Air Force Air Mobility Command, US Air Force Special Operations Command, US Marine Corps, Canada, India and Qatar.
C-130J aircraft are currently in production for the US Air Force and Marine Corps, Iraq, Israel, Republic of Korea, Kuwait, Oman and Tunisia. C-130Js are also flown by Australia, Canada, Denmark, India, Italy, Norway, Qatar, the United Kingdom and the US Coast Guard.
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