C-130J Super Hercules program completes 200th aircraft

FARNBOROUGH, England, 20 July 2010. Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] completed assembly of its 200th C-130J Super Hercules. The aircraft is the second HC-130J for the U.S. Air Force's Air Combat Command. "The C-130J Super Hercules has become an integral part of the very fabric of global airlift operations," says Ross Reynolds, Lockheed Martin vice president for C-130 programs during media briefings at the Fanrborough International Airshow. "The C-130J proves itself on a daily basis while engaged in combat, peacekeeping, humanitarian, and disaster relief operations."

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FARNBOROUGH, England, 20 July 2010. Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] completed assembly of its 200th C-130J Super Hercules. The aircraft is the second HC-130J for the U.S. Air Force's Air Combat Command.

"The C-130J Super Hercules has become an integral part of the very fabric of global airlift operations," says Ross Reynolds, Lockheed Martin vice president for C-130 programs during media briefings at the Fanrborough International Airshow. "The C-130J proves itself on a daily basis while engaged in combat, peacekeeping, humanitarian, and disaster relief operations. There is no greater proof of an aircraft's value than when it does the job it is designed to do exceptionally well. The C-130's excellent range and payload under high/hot conditions made the aircraft an early favorite among ground forces."

Reynolds also referenced the 200th C-130J during the briefing, noting this new HC-130J variant indicates there is still a need for the highly efficient, flexible mission-focused aircraft. "The C-130J is still seeing new horizons in terms of design and we have more on the drawing board," he says.

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