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Lockheed Martin delivered second C-130J Super Hercules airlifter to the Republic of Tunisia

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World Aviation Defense & Security News - Republic of Tunisia
 
 
Lockheed Martin delivered second C-130J Super Hercules airlifter to the Republic of Tunisia
 
The Republic of Tunisia received its second C-130J Super Hercules during a ceremony yesterday at the Lockheed Martin facility. Tunisia received its first C-130J in April 2013, marking the first delivery of a J-model to an African nation. Lockheed Martin signed a contract in 2010 with Tunisia to deliver two C-130Js, as well as to provide training and an initial three years of logistics support.
     
The Republic of Tunisia received its second C-130J Super Hercules during a ceremony yesterday at the Lockheed Martin facility. Tunisia received its first C-130J in April 2013, marking the first delivery of a J-model to an African nation. Lockheed Martin signed a contract in 2010 with Tunisia to deliver two C-130Js, as well as to provide training and an initial three years of logistics support.
Republic of Tunisia's Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules military transport aircraft
     
Tunisia’s Super Hercules fleet is both a national and a regional asset, able to support more missions than any other aircraft in operation today,” said George Shultz, vice president and general manager, C-130 Programs, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics. “We are proud to have Tunisia as a member of the global C-130J family. As legacy operators, Tunisian Air Force crews have long showcased why the C-130 is the world’s most versatile aircraft and continue to do so with its C-130J fleet.”

The C-130J "Super Hercules" is a four-engine turboprop military transport aircraft. 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 to climb, speed and airfield requirements. The Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules is the world's most advanced tactical airlifter. Designed and developed with mission flexibility in mind - combat delivery, air-to-air refueling, special operations, disaster relief and humanitarian missions - the C-130J has a unique mix of agility and performance to consistently operate at very high tempo operations efficiently and reliably. The C-130J Super Hercules is the only airlifter with the range and flexibility for emerging theaters and evolving concepts of operation. This tactical transport aircraft has already proven itself in many kinds of missions, many in the harshest operating conditions possible.

Tunisia’s new C-130Js are the longer fuselage or “stretched” variant of the aircraft. Tunisia’s new C-130Js will support operations across the mission spectrum, including relief efforts around the world, firefighting and traditional airlift sorties.

Sixteen countries have chosen the C-130J Super Hercules to meet their air mobility needs. The C-130J is the standard by which all other airlifters are measured in terms of availability, flexibility and reliability. With more than 1.2 million flight hours to date, the C-130J is available in nine variants and offers operators 17 different mission configurations.