C-130J Super Hercules

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 […]

Lockheed Eyes Big Foreign Orders in 2016

Lockheed Martin Corp on Tuesday said it expected to finalize big contracts in 2016 to sell up to four warships to Saudi Arabia and a THAAD ballistic missile defense system to Qatar, helping the company continue to boost foreign sales. Chief Executive Marillyn Hewson told analysts that Lockheed had an international backlog of $20 billion […]

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 […]

GE Aviation Awarded $12 Million to Provide C-130J Propellers and Parts to Saudi Arabia

GE Aviation Systems LLC, doing business as Dowty Propellers, Sterling, Virginia, has been awarded a $12,008,296 firm-fixed-price basic ordering agreement order for C-130J propellers and spare parts.  This contract provides for 11 propellers and 18 lots of associated spare parts.  Work will be performed at Gloucester, United Kingdom, and is expected to be complete by […]

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’ […]

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 […]

Israeli Paratroops Make First Jump From C-130J

Lockheed Martin’s C-130J tactical transport is being further integrated in the Israeli defence forces’ new Depth Command capabilities, with one of the service’s examples having conducted a first paratroop drop during an exercise on 4 February. The parachute training was conducted near Palmachim air base in central Israel. Thirty cadets from the parachuting instruction course […]

Tunisia Military Receives US Aircraft to Bolster Defense

Tunisia’s defense minister says the country has received a second C-130 military transport from the U.S. to help defend its frontiers and fight terrorism. During a ceremony Thursday at the Aouina airbase near the capital Tunis, Minister Ghazi Jribi welcomed U.S. assistance in facing the country’s security challenges. Tunisia is sandwiched between Algeria, home of […]

Israel Lists 14 Programs Introduced in 2014

TEL AVIV — From its newest nuclear-capable submarine to vegan-considerate, leather-free boots and berets, here is a year-end list of 14 programs fielded during 2014, as translated from the official Israel Defense Forces (IDF) website: 1. Hot, healthy, low-fat meals ready to eat (MREs) supported forces for the first time in Israel’s summer 2014 Operation […]

Lockheed Martin Awarded $662 Million to Produce C-130Js for the U.S., Saudi Arabia, Others

Lockheed Martin Corp., Marietta, Georgia, has been awarded a $662,032,335 modification (P00350) to FA8625-11-C-6597 for the purchase of two MC-130J, two HC-130J, three KC-130J, one C-130J, two U.S. Coast Guard HC-130J production aircraft, and 20 quick engine change assemblies under the basic contract. Work will be performed in Marietta, Georgia, with an expected completion date […]