Israel Acquires Additional Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules

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28 april 2011

MARIETTA, Ga., April 28th, 2011 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] has received an Undefinitized Contract Action from the U.S. Government for the Foreign Military Sale of an additional C 130J to Israel, with funding for advanced procurement items for a third aircraft.

Israel ordered its first C-130J in April 2010 and will receive that aircraft in spring 2013. The next two aircraft will be delivered in late 2013 and late 2014 respectively. The contract also covers a number of items to meet Israel's unique operational requirements. The Israeli Air Force's new Super Hercules are the longer fuselage or "stretched" variant of the C-130J.

"We are providing Israel with the most flexible and capable airlifter in the world as that country continues to expand its advanced airlift fleet. The proven multi-role and multi-mission capability and performance of the C-130J are ideally suited to the unique requirements of the Israeli Air Force," said Jim Grant, Lockheed Martin vice president of Business Development for Air Mobility.

Israel's aircraft are being modified during production with non-developmental items, which include an Enhanced Service Life center wing, two embedded Global Positioning Systems and a Universal Aerial Refueling Receptacle Slipway Installation aerial refueling system.



Source: Lockheed Martin
 

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