Lockheed Martin awarded contract for C-130J center wing box

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics has been awarded a modification to a previously awarded contract for the C-130J center wing box replacement program.

The firm-fixed-price modification includes the purchase of an additional quantity of five each C-130J center wing boxes, five each component kits, and a project management review.

The contract modification, valued at around $21.3 million, was awarded by the U.S. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC) located at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia. Fiscal 2018 aircraft procurement funds are being obligated at time of award.

This modification brings the total cumulative face value of the contract to around $72.7 million.

The contract work will be performed in Marietta, Georgia; and Atlanta, Georgia, with an expected completion date of Sept. 4, 2021.

C-130J Super Hercules:

Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules is a four-engine turboprop military transport aircraft. The C-130J is a comprehensive update of the Lockheed C-130 Hercules, with new engines, flight deck, and other systems.

The aircraft has a six-bladed composite propeller coupled to a Rolls-Royce AE2100D3 turbo engine and brings substantial performance improvements.

The Hercules family has the longest continuous production run of any military aircraft in history. During more than 60 years of service, the family has participated in military, civilian, and humanitarian aid operations.

The C-130J entered the U.S. Air Force inventory in February 1999. Currently there are more than 300 C-130Js in operation with 19 countries.

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