MARIETTA, Ga. — Lockheed Martin will deliver 50 C-130J Super Hercules to the U.S. government through a C-130J Multiyear III award, which was finalized by the government on Dec. 27, Lockheed announced Jan. 13.
The Department of Defense awarded more than $1.5 billion in funding for the first 21 C-130J aircraft on the multiyear award. The overall award, worth more than $3 billion, provides Super Hercules aircraft to the U.S. Air Force (24 HC/MC-130Js), Marine Corps (20 KC-130Js) and Coast Guard (options for six HC-130Js). Aircraft purchased through the C-130J Multiyear III award will deliver between 2021 and 2025 and will be built at Lockheed’s Marietta, Georgia, facility.
“The C-130J Multiyear III award represents a joint commitment between Lockheed Martin and the U.S. government in delivering proven capability that meets our operators’ mission and affordability requirements,” said Rod McLean, vice president and general manager of air mobility and maritime missions at Lockheed. The C-130J is the global standard in tactical airlift, providing a unique mix of versatility and performance to complete any mission. The Super Hercules worldwide fleet has more than 2 million flight hours and is the airlifter of choice for 20 nations.