Tag Archives: C-130J

Lockheed Flies 2nd LM-100J Commercial Freighter Unit

Lockheed Martin has completed a maiden flight of the second production LM-100J aircraft, a commercial freighter variant of the company’s C-130J Super Hercules military transport aircraft platform. LM-100J is designed to support civil missions such as firefighting, medical evacuation and transport of very important persons, Lockheed said Thursday. Wayne Roberts, LM-100J chief test pilot at Lockheed, said the …

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Rolls-Royce to Continue Sustainment Support for Air Force C-130J Propulsion Systems

Rolls-Royce has received a $40 million contract modification to continue to help the U.S. Air Force sustain propulsion systems of the service branch’s C-130J transport aircraft fleet. The Defense Department said Monday that Rolls-Royce will provide inventory control point management, sustaining engineering, repair, sustainment and technical data support services under the modification. …

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Lockheed Completes $1B Investment Obligation to Canadian Industry

Lockheed Martin has invested a total of $1.4 billion in the Canadian industry to meet conditions under the 2007 sale of 17 Lockheed-built CC-130J Super Hercules transport aircraft to Canada. The company said Wednesday it fulfilled commitments under Canada’s Industrial Regional Benefits policy a year ahead of schedule. Companies that receive defense or security contracts …

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CAE Assists Australian Air Force in Networked Virtual Training Exercise

CAE has deployed engineering and support staff to help the Australian air force conduct a virtual training exercise wherein the military branch networked multiple simulation assets. The company said Tuesday its engineers integrated and tested a C-130J full flight mission simulator onto Australia’s Defense Training and Experimentation Network as part of preparations for the Diamond Thunder Exercise. CAE staff members at the Australian defense …

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Air Force Taps Lockheed Martin to Construct New Fuselage Trainer Under Previously Awarded IDIQ

Lockheed Martin‘s rotary and mission systems business unit has secured a $19.1 million delivery order from the U.S. Air Force to manufacture an enhanced fuselage trainer as part of a previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. The Defense Department said Monday Lockheed will provide modified C-130J airframe assets that will reflect the …

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Lockheed Unveils New Civil Freighter Variant of C-130J Tactical Airlifter

Lockheed Martin has unveiled a multipurpose commercial freighter offering the company derived from its C-130J Super Hercules aircraft platform for military transport operations. The LM-100J  is a modernized version of the L-100 Hercules platform and designed to support oversized cargo transport, oil and gas exploration, mining logistics, aerial firefighting, medical evacuation/air ambulance and search-and-rescue …

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Northrop, Australia’s Air Force Demo Distributed Network Training Environment

Northrop Grumman has commenced a demonstration of a distributed network virtual training environment between two simulator platforms of Australia’s air force and the company’s test lab. Northrop said Tuesday the KC-30A Multi-Role Tanker Transport and C-17A Globemaster II simulators were utilized for the tests designed to determine operating standards required to meet standards …

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Germany Eyes Lockheed Martin Military Transport Plane Purchase

Germany has announced plans to procure between four and six Lockheed Martin-built transport planes following delays in the delivery of the Airbus Group-built A400M military cargo aircraft, Marketwatch reported Tuesday. Robert Wall writes Ursula von der Leyern, Germany’s defense minister, has signed a declaration of intent to acquire the Lockheed C-130J transport planes under …

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CAE Helps Australian, Canadian Airmen Conduct Joint Tactical Simulation Exercise; Gene Colabatistto Comments

CAE worked with the air forces of Australia and Canada to help them participate in a multinational integrated live-virtual-constructive exercise with their U.K and U.S. counterparts in mid-August. The Royal Canadian Air Force and the Royal Australian Air Force implemented CAE-built full-mission simulators during the Coalition Virtual Flag 16 event, the company said Wednesday. “These kinds …

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Lockheed Martin Ships Another MC-130J Combat Transport Aircraft to Air Force

Lockheed Martin has delivered an additional MC-130J Commando II combat transport and special operations tanker to the U.S. Air Force. The company said Monday the Air Force has assigned the aircraft to the Air Force Special Operations Command at Hurlburt Field in Florida The Lockheed-built MC-130J will succeed the legacy MC-130P Combat Shadow aircraft. The …

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Lockheed Secures $71M Air Force C-130J Aircraft Sustainment Contract

Lockheed Martin has secured a one-year, $71.4 million contract to perform sustainment work on the U.S. Air Force‘s fleet of C-130J Super Hercules military transport aircraft. The company will also provide inventory control point management, consumable spares replenishment, repair, sustaining engineering support, technical data and depot activation services for the aircraft’s weapon system, the Defense …

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Lockheed Martin Starts Construction on Training Center for Hercules Pilots, Crew

Lockheed Martin has started the construction of a training center focused on the C-130J Super Hercules airlifter and LM-100J commercial freighter at a site in Marietta, Georgia. The Hercules Training Center will work to train future air mobility pilots and crews for the C-130J and LM-100J and feature classroom space, training devices and a reconfigurable C-130J/LM-100J full-mission simulator, …

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Lockheed Delivers 2 C-130J Variants to Coast Guard, Air Force

Lockheed Martin has dispatched two variants of the company’s C-130J Super Hercules airlifter to the U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Air Force. The company said Thursday that the Coast Guard received the search-and-surveillance HC-130J Tuesday after that aircraft underwent post-production modifications at a Lockheed facility in Greenville, South Carolina while the MC-130J was delivered Friday …

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