Super Hercs head for South Korea

Two ROKAF C-130Js taxi for departure. (Image © Lockheed Martin / John Rossino)

Two additional C-130J Super Hercules aircraft operated by the Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF) ferried from the Lockheed Martin plant in Marietta, GA, to South Korea on Monday 30 May.

These C-130Js will join the ROKAF’s other two Super Hercules aircraft, which were delivered in March. ROKAF aircrews also currently operate a fleet of C-130H legacy aircraft. The first South Korean C-130J first flew on 14 August 2013.

The ROKAF’s new Super Hercules is the longer fuselage or “stretched” combat delivery variant. Lockheed Martin is also contracted to provide a two-year support program, including C-130J aircrew and maintenance training. South Korea is the 14th country to fly the ‘J-type’ Hercules.

Source: Lockheed Martin