Lockheed Martin is set to deliver an additional 50 C-130J Super Hercules aircraft to the US defense department under a contract finalized in late December 2019.
The award comes as a delivery order under an existing indefinite delivery indefinite quantity contract awarded in August 2016.
Pentagon awarded over $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 US 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, according to Lockheed Martin.
“The C-130J multiyear III award represents a joint commitment between Lockheed Martin and the US 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.
The C-130J Super Hercules has over 2 million flight hours worldwide and is the airlifter of choice for 20 nations.