Lockheed Martin has handed two KC-130J Super Hercules aerial refuelers to Saudi Arabia’s air force under a foreign military sales agreement that country holds with the U.S. government.
Saudi will be the 16th country to use the Super Hercules that is designed to refuel tactical aircraft, helicopters and tilt-rotors for airlift and ground refueling of expeditionary forces during missions, Lockheed said Monday.
“Our decades-long C-130 partnership with Saudi Arabia continues with the addition of the KC“‘130J to the RSAF airlift fleet,“ said Christopher Antone, vice president of business development for Lockheed’s Saudi business. Lockheed Martin vice president of Business Development in Saudi.
“With more than 50 years of C-130 operations in the kingdom, we look forward to continuing our partnership with Saudi Arabia in the years to come.“
Lockheed delivered two C-130J Super Hercules for the U.S. Air Force in December for use in tactical lifting operations.