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C-130J Super Hercules Showcased at Aeroexpo Marrakesh


Par LM press release, le 28 Janvier 2010



C-130J Super Hercules Showcased at Aeroexpo Marrakesh
Lockheed Martin Vice President of Business Development Initiatives, Europe, Middle East & Africa briefed reporters Thursday at Aero Expo regarding the proven capabilities of the C-130J Super Hercules Attendees gained insight into how the C-130J meets 90 percent of the world’s airlift needs, how the aircraft is used today and its future capabilities.
 
More air forces worldwide are lining up to take advantage of the C-130J’s unique mix of agility and perrformance to deploy troops, transport supplies, and provide disaster and humanitarian relief to the most remote and austere areas of the world. Within the last year, the C-130J family has expanded to include Qatar, Iraq and Oman.

"One day, these C-130Js are involved in humanitarian missions; the next, they are deploying to a combat theater," said Dennys Plessas. "Everyone is now seeing firsthand just how essential this plane is for air forces worldwide every day."

Thanks to worldwide operators flying six configurations of the aircraft, the C-130J has more than 600,000 flight hours on record and with numerous examples to show that it is proven in:
- Design
- Production
- Multimission flexibility
- Operations Reliability and sustainability
- Multirole capabilities

C130Js are engaged in high-tempo operations in multiple combat theaters and are routinely deployed in support of both peacekeeping and humanitarian missions. The C-130J has been selected by 11 countries. The C-130J is a flexible, multimission aircraft that has been delivered in multiple and varied configurations to meet a wide range of operational needs.

Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security company that employs about 140,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The corporation reported 2008 sales of $42.7 billion.