Iraq to receive final three C-130JS airlifters
The Iraqi Air Force (IQAF) is set to receive its final three Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules airlifters. Aircraft number 5721 was the first of these to be ferried from Lockheed Martin’s production facility on April 23, 2013. All three C-130Js were ferried to the US Air Force bases prior to delivery to the IQAF.
The IQAF, a legacy C-130 operator, received its first C-130J in December 2012 and will have a total of six C-130Js in its new Hercules fleet. The IQAF uses the airlifters for intra-theatre support for its troops and to provide humanitarian relief operations in various locations.