Lockheed Martin marks 250th C-130J produced
Lockheed Martin held a ceremony to mark the rolling out of the 250th C-130J Super Hercules built at its facility in Marietta, Georgia.
In a statement released on 2 November, the company said the aircraft – the 2,404th C-130 of all makes and models to be built in Marietta – was destined for Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, which is scheduled to receive a total of 28 C 130Js.
Lockheed Martin vice president for C-130 programmes Lorraine Martin said as the ‘longest continuously operating’ military aircraft production line in history, the C-130 has been the ‘benchmark for airlift around the world’.
‘High demand for the C-130J Super Hercules continues as it is able to demonstrate its proven, multi-mission capabilities on a daily basis,’ Martin said in a statement.
India and Qatar recently joined the global C-130J operator family, while the US Air Force recently received HC-130J personnel recovery and MC-130J special operations aircraft.
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, Italy, Norway, the UK and the US Coast Guard.
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