Two C-130J Super Hercules on order for Saudi Arabia
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will receive two of a potential 25 C-130J Super Hercules airlifters under a Foreign Military Sale (FMS) with the US government. Lockheed Martin will supply the aircraft under an Undefinitized Contract Action agreement.
This contract will see Lockheed Martin supply the aircraft in a KC-130J refuelling tanker configuration.
Chris Antone, vice president of business development for Saudi Arabia at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, said: ‘Here we see another nation recapitalising with the proven C-130J. As a legacy C-130 operator, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is familiar with the workhorse capabilities of the Hercules. With the addition of C-130Js, Saudi Arabia will have a proven asset that provides unequalled results - both regionally and around the world.’
The contract makes the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia the 16th country to choose the C-130J Super Hercules to meet its airlift needs.
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