November 11, 2015 (by Asif Shamim) - Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Corporation has been awarded a $969M contract from the US Department of Defence on Tuesday for seventeen C-130J Hercules over a multi-year production.
USAF MC-130J #13-5778 is seen departing from the Lockheed Martin facility in Marietta, Georgia and heading towards is new home with the 67th SOS at RAF Mildenhall on October 25, 2015. [Lockheed Martin Photo by Thinh D. Nguyen]
The contract covers the following configurations:
- 6x C-130J-30
- 1x HC-130J
- 9x MC-130J
- 1x KC-130J
Work will be performed at Marietta, Georgia, and is expected to be complete by April 30, 2020.