Lockheed Wins $3Bn Order for 50 C‑130J Super Hercules

 In GDI, Defense, Sea, Air

(Source: Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company; issued Jan. 13, 2020)

MARIETTA, Ga. — Lockheed Martin will deliv­er 50 C‑130J Super Hercules to the U.S. gov­ern­ment through a C‑130J Multiyear III award, which was final­ized by the U.S. gov­ern­ment on Dec. 27, 2019. The award comes as a deliv­ery order under an exist­ing Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity con­tract award­ed in August 2016.

The Department of Defense award­ed more than $1.5 bil­lion in fund­ing for the first 21 C‑130J air­craft on the mul­ti­year award. The over­all award, worth more than $3 bil­lion, pro­vides Super Hercules air­craft to the U.S. Air Force (24 HC/MC-130Js), Marine Corps (20 KC-130Js) and Coast Guard (options for six HC-130Js). Aircraft pur­chased through the C‑130J Multiyear III award will deliv­er between 2021 – 2025, and will be built at Lockheed Martin’s Marietta, Georgia, facil­i­ty.

“The C‑130J Multiyear III award rep­re­sents a joint com­mit­ment between Lockheed Martin and the U.S. gov­ern­ment in deliv­er­ing proven capa­bil­i­ty that meets our oper­a­tors’ mis­sion and afford­abil­i­ty require­ments,” said Rod McLean, vice pres­i­dent and gen­er­al man­ag­er, Air Mobility & Maritime Missions at Lockheed Martin. “Our part­ner­ship with the U.S. gov­ern­ment pro­vides sig­nif­i­cant sav­ings through mul­ti­year pro­cure­ment as com­pared to annual buys, and pro­vides the best tac­ti­cal air­lifter to crews who fly and sup­port the world’s largest Super Hercules fleet.”

The C‑130J Super Hercules is the global stan­dard in tac­ti­cal air­lift, pro­vid­ing a unique mix of ver­sa­til­i­ty and per­for­mance to com­plete any mis­sion — any­time, any­where. The Super Hercules world­wide fleet has more than 2 mil­lion flight hours and is the air­lifter of choice for 20 nations.

Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global secu­ri­ty and aero­space com­pa­ny that employs approx­i­mate­ly 105,000 people world­wide and is prin­ci­pal­ly engaged in the research, design, devel­op­ment, man­u­fac­ture, inte­gra­tion and sus­tain­ment of advanced tech­nol­o­gy sys­tems, prod­ucts and ser­vices.

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Source: Defense Aerospace

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