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Lockheed Martin awards training subcontract for Franco-German Super Hercules squadron

17th May 2021 - 17:29 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


C-130J Super Hercules. (Photo: Lockheed Martin)

Lockheed Martin has awarded a training services subcontract for the Franco-German C-130J squadron to Rheinmetall and Thales.

Thales and Rheinmetall have obtained a contract to certify the future training centre organisation for the Franco-German C-130J Super Hercules transport aircraft fleet.

The two companies are participating in the contract as subcontractors to Lockheed Martin, the prime contractor of the Franco-German multinational training centre and manufacturer of the C-130J Super Hercules transport aircraft.

Rheinmetall and Thales will provide personnel and services related to the certification of the training centre organisation.

The training centre qualification is to be completed in Q1 2024 and the training operation will commence in the same year.

An optional operating phase may follow the initial establishment and certification phase.

If the operating phase is awarded, Thales and Rheinmetall will provide all management personnel, qualified flight and ground crew instructors and maintenance personnel for the operation of all training devices.

The training centre is to be established at √Čvreux in Normandy. It will host the new French and German C-130J Super Hercules as a joint transport squadron with ten aircraft.

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