C-130J Super Hercules

Indonesia’s first C-130J-30 in production

After much speculation over the last couple of years, it has finally been confirmed that the Indonesian Air Force has ordered the C-130J Super Hercules

Lockheed Martin receives Indian C-130J-30 support contract

Lockheed Martin announced on August 24 that it has been awarded a US$328.8m, five-year contract from the Indian Air Force to provide dedicated and comprehensive support for India's fleet of 12 C-130J-30 Super Hercules tactical transports

Lockheed Martin to support Indian Air Force’s C-130J fleet

Lockheed Martin has been awarded a US$328m, five-year contract from the Indian Air Force to provide support for the service’s fleet of 12 C-130J-30 Super Hercules aircraft

Italy pushes forward with Afghanistan evacuations

The Italian Air Force continues to send its airlift assets to Kabul, Afghanistan, as coalition forces push ahead with the evacuation of civil/military personnel, former Afghan collaborators and their families from the nation

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Texas ANG receives its first C-130J-30

The Texas ANG’s 136th Airlift Wing at Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth has become the latest USAF unit to start transitioning to the Lockheed Martin C-130J-30 Super Hercules

Germany’s first C-130J-30 rolled out

Lockheed Martin has completed the production of the first C-130J-30 Super Hercules heavy-lift tactical transport for the German Air Force

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USAF seeks to arm C-17s, C-130s through Rapid Dragon programme

The USAF is moving to quickly arm its cargo aircraft with long-range cruise missiles. The motivation is fairly clear: in a war with China, the air arm will need all the firepower it can get

130th Airlift Wing set for C-130J-30 conversion

The 130th AW ‘Mountaineers’ at McLaughlin ANGB in Charleston, West Virginia, is set to convert to the Lockheed Martin C-130J-30 Super Hercules, with deliveries scheduled to begin later this summer

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The low-down of operating an RAF Hercules tactical transport

The RAF has more than 60 years of experience flying the Hercules, but as No 47 Squadron Flt Lt Peter Marshall explains, the key to effective, safe operations is constant practice

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A behind-the-scenes look at the new Franco-German C-130J unit

A historic strategic alliance between the French and German air forces has seen a new European bi-national squadron take delivery of its first tactical transport aircraft - as we report