C-130E/H Hercules


Lockheed Martin Awarded $19 Million to Sustain Iraqi C-130s

Lockheed Martin Integrated Systems, Warner Robins, Georgia, has been awarded an additional $18,834,540 modification (04) to definitize previously awarded contract order FA8530-08-D-0008-0033 for sustainment for the Iraq C-130E/J aircraft. Work will be performed at Baghdad, Iraq, and is expected to be complete by Dec. 31, 2016. This contract is 100 percent foreign military sales to […]


Israel Drills Airlift Ops With US Army, Air Force, Navy

Israeli C-130 airlifters today concluded their participation in Southern Strike, the only foreign nation to participate in the two-week drill involving elements from the US Air Force, Army and Navy. Hosted by the US Combat Readiness Training Center in Gulfport, Mississippi, the cross-service drill involved a full spectrum of tactical airlift operations conducted over large swaths […]


Israel Flies Upgraded C-130H

The Israeli air force has performed the first flight of an upgraded Lockheed Martin C-130H tactical transport, under a modernization program launched in 2012. Being performed by Israel Aerospace Industries’ Bedek division and incorporating some equipment supplied by Elbit Systems, the work includes installing glass cockpit avionics, a new weather radar and a replacement center […]


U.S. Security Cooperation With Iraq

The United States is committed to building a strategic partnership with Iraq and the Iraqi people. Under the Strategic Framework Agreement between Iraq and the United States, we remain dedicated to helping Iraq improve security, maintain sovereignty, and push back against terrorism, most recently ISIL. U.S. security cooperation activities are increasing the Iraqi Security Forces’ […]


Upgraded C-130H Nears Test Flight for Israel

The first flight of an Israeli air force Lockheed Martin C-130H equipped with a new avionics suite is expected to take place soon, according to a senior officer from the service. “The new suite will make the cockpit very similar to operate to that of the C-130J we have recently put into service,” says the […]


Lockheed Martin Awarded $8 Million to Maintain Iraqi C-130s

Lockheed Martin Integrated Systems, Warner Robin, Georgia, has been awarded a $7,957,813 cost-reimbursement contract for Iraq C-130E/J aircraft sustainment. Contractor will provide in country sustainment for the Iraq C-130E/J aircraft. Work will be performed at Baghdad, Iraq, and is expected to be complete by June 30, 2017. This contract involves foreign military sales. This award […]


IAF Upgrading Veteran C-130H Transports

The Israeli Air Force (IAF) has revealed more details of the ongoing upgrade programme for its ageing fleet of Lockheed Martin C-130H Hercules transport planes. The aircraft, which joined the IAF in the 1970s and 1980s, are undergoing upgrades to extend their lifespans by decades and to modernise their avionics, Lieutenant Colonel Y, a senior […]

Globus Upgrade Enhances Israeli Hercules

The Israeli air force’s fleet of Lockheed Martin C-130 tactical transports is being equipped with a new mission planning and navigation system. Developed by the service based on technology from Elbit Systems, Globus has until now only been installed in the weapon systems officer’s crew position of the legacy C-130 “Karfnaf”. Any changes or deviations […]