Lockheed Martin Aeronautics has been awarded a firm-fixed-price contract, worth around $16 million, from the U.S. Air Force for the C-130J center wing box replacement program.
This contract provides for 14 C-130J Super Hercules enhanced center wing boxes and 14 component kits. Work will be performed in Marietta, Georgia, and is expected to be complete by March 30, 2027.
This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. Fiscal 2019 procurement funds for the contract amount are being obligated at time of award. The U.S. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC) at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, is the contracting activity (FA8504-20-C-0002).
The C-130J Super Hercules is a comprehensive update of the legacy C-130 Hercules tactical transport aircraft, developed by the American company, Lockheed Martin.
The C-130J features upgraded technology not found on older model C-130s, including improved turboprop engines, propellers and digital avionics. The J-model has greater range, higher maximum speed and shorter takeoff and landing distances than previous C-130 models.
The C-130J is a proven aircraft, with more than 400 having been delivered to over 21 nations, including the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, and Canada.