Seven C-130J Super Hercules taxi after landing during the Joint Forcible Entry exercise on 21 June 2014 on Creech Air Force Base, Nevada. (Image © 1st Lt. Stephani Schafer / USAF)

Lockheed Martin preparing more C-130Js

Seven C-130J Super Hercules taxi after landing during the Joint Forcible Entry exercise  on 21 June 2014 on Creech Air Force Base, Nevada.  (Image © 1st Lt. Stephani Schafer / USAF)
Seven C-130J Super Hercules taxi after landing during the Joint Forcible Entry exercise on 21 June 2014 on Creech Air Force Base, Nevada. (Image © 1st Lt. Stephani Schafer / USAF)

Lockheed Martin is gearing up for the production of yet another load of its C-130J Super Hercules aircraft, as a result of the August allocation of funds to produce 14 additional aircraft in 2015.

Of the fourteen 7 C-130J-30s, 4 HC-130Js and 2 MC-130Js will be produced for the US Air Force. One KC-130J will go to the US Marines.

The additional aircraft come on top of the earlier planned 65 aircraft to be produced between 2014 and 2018. For the USAF: 23 MC-130Js, 22 C-130J-30s, 9 HC-130Js and 5 AC-130Js. The USMC will be getting 6 additional KC-130J tankers.

Source: US DoD