Lockheed Martin has completed deliveries of C-130J tactical transports to Tunisia, with the nation’s air force having received its second example of the new-generation Hercules on 11 December.
Tunisia ordered the pair of stretched-fuselage C-130Js in 2010, making it the first African customer to commit to the type. Registered as TS-MTK, its lead example (below) was transferred in April 2013. The nation’s air force also currently operates six C-130Bs and a lone H-model Hercules, as recorded by Flightglobal’s Ascend Fleets database.
“Tunisia’s new C-130Js will support operations across the mission spectrum, including relief efforts around the world, firefighting and traditional airlift sorties,” according to Lockheed. […]