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PAS 2011: Lockheed Martin prepares ISR kit for C-130J

23rd June 2011 - 10:13 GMT | by Tony Osborne


Lockheed Martin is looking at offering a kit which would turn the C-130J into long-endurance ISR platform.

Building on experience gained from nations using the C-130 to meet Open Skies Treaty commitments, the Vigilant Watch system would feature an EO/IR turret system fitted into a modified underwing fuel tank, with system-operators working the systems in the rear cabin of the aircraft.

Jim Grant, VP for business development, air mobility and special operations programmes at Lockheed Martin, said the kit would be in the form of a roll-on roll-off pallet system and that the aircraft could be re-roled for the ISR

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Tony Osborne


Tony Osborne

Tony was deputy editor of Defence Helicopter and Rotorhub magazines before joining Aviation Week in …

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