Lockheed Martin awarded a contract of Marshall Aerospace to support the Indian Air Force (IAF) C-130J Super Hercules tactical transport fleet.

Under the 12-year contract, Marshall Aerospace will conduct in-depth inspections to maintain the entire fleet.

Marshall Aerospace Managing Director Neil McManus said: “We are delighted to have been selected through competition to provide specialized and comprehensive Indian Air Force support services, while providing committed support to Lockheed Martin in their wider contract of sale. military abroad.

The IAF received its first C-130J aircraft through the US Government’s 2008 Foreign Military Sale (FMS) deal.

The IAF currently operates a fleet of 12 C-130J-30 Super Hercules aircraft, which were purchased under an additional contract worth $ 328.8 million with Lockheed Martin in 2021.

The C-130J-30 has a highly integrated configuration that is designed to meet the requirements of India’s special missions.

Lockheed Martin’s C-130J-30 is the latest version of the C-130J Super Hercules, with various system improvements.

In addition, the fleet supports a wide range of critical missions, including search and rescue operations, air transport, humanitarian aid and disaster relief missions.

Lockheed Martin C-130 India Program Manager Curtis Jones said: “It is important that we can count on our long-standing Marshall Aerospace service center to maintain one of the most active C-130J fleets in the world.

“Through an integrated team and special support, together, we can ensure that the C-130J fleet of the Indian Air Force is available and ready for any mission.

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