The Lockheed Martin C-130 is the US Air Force’s principal tactical cargo and personnel transport aircraft. The C-130J Hercules is the latest model, featuring a glass cockpit, digital avionics & a new propulsion system with a six-bladed propeller.

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Combat Delivery Capacity C-130J

Cargo cabin length 40ft 5in (5 pallets, 74 litters, 16 CDS bundles, 92 combat troops, 64 paratroops)

Combat Delivery Capađô thị C-130J-130

Cargo cabin length 55ft 5in (8 pallets, 97 litters, 24 CDS bundles, 128 combat troops, 92 paratroops)


It is equipped with BAE Systems Integrated Defence Solutions (formerly Tracor) AN/ALE-47 countermeasures system.

The Lockheed Martin C-130 is the US Air Force’s principal tactical cargo and personnel transport aircraft. The C-130J Hercules is the lakiểm tra Mã Sản Phẩm, featuring a glass cockpit, digital avionics & a new propulsion system with a six-bladed propeller.

The C-130 has been in continuous production since 1954, và Hercules aircraft are operational in over 70 countries. Lockheed Martin delivered the 2,600th C-130 Hercules aircraft khổng lồ the US Air Force in October 2019.

C-130J transport aircraft upgrade

The improvements built into the C-130J, which entered production in 1997, have enhanced the performance of the aircraft in terms of its range, cruise ceiling time lớn climb, speed and airfield requirements.

A stretched version, the C-130J-30, has been developed & designated the CC-130J by the USAF. The first C-130J-30 for the UK RAF (the launch customer) was delivered in November 1999.

The C-130J entered active service with the USAF at Little Roông xã Air Force Base in April 2004 & was first deployed in December 2004.

The first of five sầu C-130J Super Hercules aircraft intended for deployment at Little Roông chồng left Lockheed Martin’s facility, for delivery to lớn the base, in August 2013.

The first combat airdrop for the USAF was in July 2005. The US Air Mobility Commvà declared initial operating capability for the C-130J in October 2006.

The US Air Force awarded a $167m bloông xã upgrade contract to lớn Lockheed Martin in December 2011 khổng lồ overhaul the C-130J Hercules with Bloông chồng 8.1 configuration.

The Bloông xã 8.1 configuration contains software and hardware capability expansion such as modernised identification friover or foe (IFF), automatic dependent surveillance broadcast, communication, navigation & air traffic management datalink.

Cockpit of the C-130J Hercules transport aircraft

C-130J is crewed by two pilots và a loadmaster. The new glass cockpit features four L-3 systems with multifunction liquid crystal displays for flight control và navigation systems.

Each pilot has a Flight Dynamics head-up display (HUD). Supplied by BAE Systems IEWS, the dual mission computers, operate and monitor the aircraft systems, & provide status updates for the crew.

The cockpit is fitted with the Northrop Grumman low-power colour radar display. The maps shows digitally stored image data.

The C-130J is equipped with a Honeywell dual-embedded global positioning system/inertial navigation system (GPS/INS), an enhanced traffic alerting & collision avoidance system (E-TCAS), a ground collision avoidance system, SKE2000 station keeping system, and an instrument landing system (ILS).

In July 2008, Lockheed Martin announced the following would be included in the baseline configuration of new C-130Js: Elbit Systems global digital map unit, the TacView portable mission display, & InegrFlight commercial GPS landing system sensor unit, supplied by CMC of Canada.

Cargo systems

The cargo bay of the C-130J has a total usable volume of more than 4,500ft³ and can accommodate loads up lớn 37,216lb. For example, three armoured personnel carriers, five sầu pallets, 74 litters (stretchers), 92 equipped combat troops or 64 paratroops. The bay is equipped with cargo handling rollers, tie-down rings, stowage containers, và stowage for troop seats.


The ATK AN/AAR-47 missile warning system uses electro-optic sensors khổng lồ detect missile exhaust và advanced signal processing algorithms và spectral selection to analyse and prioritise threats. Sensors are mounted near the nose just below the second cockpit window and in the tail cone.

The BAE Systems AN/ALR-56M radar warning receiver is a superheterodyne receiver operating in the 2GHz to 20GHz bands. A low-bvà antenna & four high-b& quadrant antennae are installed near the nose section below the second window of the cockpit and in the tail cone.

The BAE Systems Integrated Defence Solutions (formerly Tracor) AN/ALE-47 countermeasures system is capable of dispensing chaff & infra-red flares in addition to lớn the POET and GEN-X active expendable decoys.

The Lockheed Martin AN/ALQ-157 infra-red countermeasures system generates a varying frequency-agile infrared jamming signal. The infrared transmitter is surface-mounted at the aft end of the main undercarriage bay fairing.

USAF selected the Northrop Grumman Large Aircraft Infra-red Countermeasures (LAIRCM) system, an additional electronic warfare self-protection (EWSP) system, to equip its C-130 aircraft. LAIRCM is based on the AN/AAQ-24(V) NEMESIS.

The system achieved final operational capability (FOC) in December 2019.

A five-year delivery order for the system was placed by USAF in July 2006. nước Australia requested the sale of LAIRCM to equip its fleet of 12 C-130J in May 2008. The LAIRCM

system was installed in C-130J aircraft by AIR 5416 (Phase 4B2) for the protection of the Australian Defence Force (ADF).


The Northrop Grumman MODAR 4,000-colour weather and navigation radar are installed in the upward-hinged dielectric radome in the nose of the aircraft. The weather radar has a range of 250nm.

Turboprop engines of C-130J

The C-130J is equipped with four Allison AE2100D3 turboprop engines, each rated at 4,591 shaft horsepower (3,425kW). The all-composite six-blade R391 propeller system was developed by Dowty Aerospace.

The engines are equipped with full-authority digital electronic control (FADEC) by Lucas Aerospace. An automatic thrust control system (ATCS) optimises the balance of power on the engines, allowing lower values of minimum control speeds and superior short-airfield performance.

The aircraft can carry a maximum internal fuel load of 45,900lb. An additional 18,700lb of fuel can be carried in external underwing fuel tanks. The refuelling probe installed on the centre of the fuselage has been relocated khổng lồ the port side, over the cockpit.

Stretched C-130J-30

The C-130J-30 is the stretched version of the C-130J. The cargo floor length of the stretched version is increased from 40ft to 55ft, which gives a significant increase in the aircraft’s airlift capability.

The stretched C-130J-30 can carry eight 463L pallets, 97 litters, 24 CDS (US Container Delivery System) bundles, 128 equipped combat troops or 92 paratroopers.

The first C-130J-30 for the UK RAF was delivered in November 1999 & deliveries of all 15 aircraft were completed in June 2001. A former UK RAF C-130J Hercules was transported lớn the US khổng lồ join the US Navy Aerobatic Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, in August 2020.

A total of 39 aircraft are in production for the US Air Force, the first of which was delivered to the Air National Guard in December 2001. 12 were delivered lớn the Royal Australian Air Force & ten to lớn the Italian Air Force. Four were ordered by Kuwaiti Air Force & three by the Danish Air Force.

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The Indian Air Force operates 11 C-130J-30s and placed orders for additional aircraft. Tata Lockheed Martin Aerostructures Limited (TLMAL) delivered the 100th C-130J Super Hercules empennage from its manufacturing facility in Hyderabad, India in February 2019.

The Royal New Zeal& Air Force confirmed the purchase of five C-130J-30s in June 2020, which was approved by the US in 2019.

C-130J international orders

A total of 1,186 C-130J & C-130J-30 aircraft were ordered and more than 150 delivered. USAF, Air National Guard, Marine Corps and Coastguard have sầu ordered 89 C-130J & C-130J-30 and đôi mươi KC-130J tankers, while the UK has accepted delivery of 10 C-130J và 15 C-130J-30. Italian Air Force received 12 C-130J and ten C-130J-30, while the Royal Australian Air Force received 12 C-130J. Finally, Kuwaiti Air Force & Danish Air Force now have four C-130J-30s.

In April 2004, the US Marine Corps formally accepted the first KC-130J tanker/transport into service. The aircraft was first deployed in combat in April 2005 in Iraq. In December 2006, an additional order was placed for three C-130J-30 for USAF and one KC-130J for the USMC. The KC-130J was delivered to lớn the USMC in October 2010.

In May 2007, India requested the foreign military sale (FMS) of six C-130J aircraft. The $1.2bn FMS contract was placed in February 2008. The first C-130J was delivered lớn the Indian Air Force (IAF) in December 2010 & entered service in February 2011. The third & fourth C-130Js were delivered in June 2011. The fifth aircraft was delivered in September 2011. Deliveries were concluded in December 2011.

In November 2007, Norway placed an order for the purchase of four C-130J Super Hercules aircraft under a $519m FMS agreement. One aircraft was delivered in November 2008 & the second in April 2009. Deliveries concluded in May 2010 with the handing over of the fourth C-130J aircraft. In September 2012, Lockheed Martin delivered an additional C-130J Super Hercules aircraft to lớn the Norwegian Air Force as Norway lost one of its four aircraft in March 2012.

In January 2008, Canadomain authority placed a C$1.4bn order for 17 C-130J aircraft. The first delivery took place in June 2010 at the Canadian Forces Base Trenton. Deliveries were completed by April 2012.

In June 2008, USAF ordered six HC/MC-130J special operations variants of the C-130J. The first MC-130J was delivered in March 2011.

In April 2010, the Israeli Government ordered nine C-130J-30 aircraft. Lockheed Martin delivered the first C-130J Super Hercules aircraft khổng lồ Israeli Air Force (IAF) in June 2013.

Under an undefined contract action (UCA) signed with the US Government in April 2011, Lockheed Martin supplied an additional C-130J to Israel in August năm ngoái.

Qatar ordered four C-130J-30 aircraft. The production of the first C-130J-30 aircraft was completed in May 2011. Lockheed Martin delivered four C-130J-30 aircraft khổng lồ the Qatar Armed Forces in September 2011. In August 2008, Iraq requested the sale of six C-130J-30 aircraft. The first aircraft completed its maiden flight in September 2012.

The Sultanate of Oman ordered one C-130J-30 long-configuration aircraft in July 2009 for delivery in 2012. In August 2010, Oman ordered two additional C-130J aircraft. The first aircraft was delivered in September 2012 and two more in 2014.

Lockheed Martin signed a contract with Tunisia in March 2010 to lớn supply two C-130J Super Hercules airlifters. Lockheed Martin delivered the first C-130J lớn Tunisia in April 2013. The second aircraft was delivered in December năm trước.

The US Government awarded a $245m FMS contract to lớn Lockheed Martin on 27 May 2010 for supplying three KC-130J refuelling aircraft khổng lồ Kuwait Air Force. The contract was managed by the US Navy. The first aircraft was delivered in August năm trước.

The Republic of Korean Air Force (ROKAF) ordered four C-130J Super Hercules aircraft in December 2010. Lockheed Martin delivered the first two C-130Js khổng lồ the ROKAF in March năm trước. It also provided aircrew và maintenance training for two years.

Lockheed Martin was awarded a $270m contract by USAF in February 2011 to lớn supply C-130 Aircrew Training Systems (ATS). The contract includes the provision of training and instruction services, site management, engineering tư vấn, and operation và maintenance for aircrew training devices.

In September 2011, CAE was awarded a contract by USAF khổng lồ design, build và supply four additional full flight simulators for C-130J transport aircraft.

The first MC-130J Shadow II aircraft was delivered lớn the United States Air Force Special Operations Commvà by Lockheed Martin in September 2011. Lockheed Martin delivered the first HC-130J Combat King II aircraft to lớn the US Air Education và Training Command (AETC) in the same month.

Lockheed Martin was awarded a $84.3m contract by USAF on 12 September 2011 for the first phase of the C-130J Maintenance and Aircrew Training System (MATS) II programme. The company supplied four weapon system trainers (WST) lớn the Air Mobility Commvà, Air Combat Comm& and Air Force Special Operations Commvà for aircrew instruction, & renders programme management và engineering services as part of the contract.

The contract included an option khổng lồ procure two more WSTs, in addition to other types of trainers, including a fuselage trainer. USAF exercised one option to lớn procure an additional WST. CAE designed & manufactured the WST under a subcontract received from Lockheed Martin in March 2013.

In October 2011, India exercised an option khổng lồ purchase six additional C-130Js from Lockheed Martin under an estimated $1.2bn foreign military sale. USAF baseline instruments, six Rolls-Royce AE 2100D3 additional engines, eight AN/AAR-47 missile warning systems, & eight AN/ALR-56M advanced radar warning receivers will also be delivered under the military sale.

In October 2012, the US Coast Guard placed a $218m order with Lockheed Martin for three additional HC-130J aircraft.

Lockheed Martin delivered two additional C-130Js to lớn Little Roông xã Air Force Base in December năm ngoái. The base currently operates a fleet of 47 aircraft.

The US Government awarded a Multiyear II contract khổng lồ Lockheed Martin in December 2015 for 78 C-130J aircraft. USAF received two more C-130J Super Hercules aircraft in June năm 2016.

The US Government finalised a C-130J Multiyear III contract with Lockheed Martin to deliver 50 C-130Js in December 2019. The aircraft will be built at Lockheed Martin’s Marietta, Georgia, facility và delivered between 2021 khổng lồ 2025. The Department of

Defense provided the funding of more than $1.5m for the delivery of the first 21 C-130Js under the contract.

In November 2015, Lockheed Martin was awarded a $969m contract by the US Department of Defence for seventeen C-130J Hercules.

In December 2015, the Royal Air Force awarded a £369m contract khổng lồ Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group, Lockheed Martin and Rolls-Royce khổng lồ receive sầu Hercules Integrated Operational Support (HIOS) for the C-130J fleet until 2022.

Lockheed Martin received a $10bn contract in August năm nhâm thìn to cover USAF’s future orders under the C-130J production programme. The scope of the contract includes foreign military sales.

Lockheed Martin received an order of 14 C-130Js khổng lồ be delivered to the USAF installation at Yokota Air Base in nhật bản. The first aircraft was delivered in February 2017 và the order was completed in May 2018.

France ordered four Super Hercules aircraft, of which two C-130Js were delivered in 2017 & 2018, while the first KC-130J aerial refueler was delivered in September 2019.