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Lockheed wins $86M contract for Iraqi C-130J fleet support


Lockheed Martin has been awarded an US$86 million five-year contract for support of the Iraqi Air Force C-130J Super Hercules fleet, the US Department of Defense said on June 26, 2018.


C 130J Iraqi Air Force Lockheed Martin support 001 Lockheed Martin delivered the three first C-130J Super Hercules to the Iraqi Air Force in 2012
(Credit: Lockheed Martin)


The support will include contractor logistics support, technical assistance and logistics, to include aircraft and aerospace ground equipment, spares, repairs and familiarization training on their six C-130J aircraft,” the US DoD stated.  

This contract will be performed at IqAF Martyr Mohammed Ala Air Base and is expected to be completed by June 30, 2022. The US Air Force Life Cycle Management, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, is the contracting activity.

The C-130J purchase agreement with the IqAF provided a total of six C-130J aircraft, support equipment and training. Three were delivered in 2012 and three more in 2013.

Acquisition of new transport aircraft provides Iraq with the ability to operate seamlessly with U.S., NATO and coalition forces engaged in a wide range of operations and missions.