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VSE Receives Air Force C-130J MRO Task Order

VSE has secured a potential 30-month, $28.5 million task order to provide maintenance, repair and overhaul support for the U.S. Air Force‘s military transport aircraft fleet. The company said Monday it will perform organizational MRO services for the 314th Air Wing headquartered at Little Rock AF Base in Arkansas. USAF awarded the order under …

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Lockheed Delivers First C-130J Airlifter to French Military

France’s military received an initial C-130J Super Hercules airlifter from Lockheed Martin in December. The C-130J-30 aircraft that arrived at Orleans Air Base in France is the first of four Lockheed-built planes ordered by the French directorate general of armament through a contract with the U.S. government, the French ministry of the armed forces said Dec. …

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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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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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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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Saudi Air Force Receives Two Lockheed-Built Super Hercules Refuelers

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 …

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Lockheed Picks Quickstep to Supply C-130J Wing Flaps; Philippe Odouard Comments

Lockheed Martin has selected Quickstep Holdings Ltd. to manufacture 120 carbon-fiber wing flaps for the Super Hercules transport aircraft through 2018. Quickstep is contracted to supply Lockheed approximately 24 C-130J flap sets a year over a five-year period, Quickstep said Tuesday. The contract, along with purchase orders Lockheed awarded to …

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