Lock­heed Martin de­liv­ers 300th C-130J Su­per Her­cules

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The C-130J Su­per Her­cules pro­gramme reached an­other sig­nif­i­cant mile­stone with the de­liv­ery of its 300th air­craft, which was fer­ried re­cently by a US Air Force crew from the Lock­heed Martin fa­cil­ity in Ma­ri­etta.

The 300th Su­per Herc is an MC-130J Com­mando II as­signed to the US Air Force Spe­cial Op­er­a­tions Com­mand. The Com­mando II sup­ports such mis­sions as in-flight re­fu­el­ing, in­fil­tra­tion/ex­fil­tra­tion, and ae­rial de­liv­ery and re­sup­ply of spe­cial op­er­a­tions forces.

“The de­liv­ery of this 300th C-130J is a ma­jor achieve­ment for the en­tire Su­per Her­cules com­mu­nity. To­gether, we built an air­craft that it is ready for any mis­sion, any­where, any­time,” said Ge­orge Shultz, Vice Pres­i­dent and Gen­eral Man­ager of the Lock­heed Martin the C-130J has been de­ployed in two com­bat the­aters where they op­er­ated at a very high tempo ef­fi­ciently and re­li­ably. In non­com­bat — but equally harsh — en­vi­ron­ments, C-130Js are of­ten the first to sup­port mis­sions like search and res­cue, ae­rial fire­fight­ing, and de­liv­er­ing re­lief sup­plies af­ter earth­quakes, hur­ri­canes, ty­phoons and tsunamis around the world. Aero­nau­tics Com­pany’s C-130 pro­grammes. “Part­ner­ships and com­mit­ment are at the core of this Su­per Her­cules, as was the case with the 299 C-130Js that came be­fore it and with the many oth­ers that will fol­low.”

Six­teen coun­tries have cho­sen the C-130J Su­per Her­cules to meet their air mo­bil­ity needs. The “J” is the stan­dard by which all other air­lift is mea­sured in terms of avail­abil­ity, flex­i­bil­ity and re­li­a­bil­ity.

With more than one mil­lion flight hours,

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