Two more C130J Super Hercules leave for India


Two more state-of-the art C-130J Super Hercules military transport aircraft of the total six purchased by New Delhi left for India this week, taking the total delivered to four.

The remaining two of the six purchased would be delivered in summer, its manufacturer Lockheed Martin said today.

“On June 15, the third and fourth of six C-130J Super Hercules for the Indian Air Force departed the Lockheed Martin facility in Marietta, Georgia en route to Air Force Station Hindan in India,” said a statement issued by Lockheed Martin.

The remaining two C-130Js on order will be delivered later this summer, it said.

Equipped with an Infrared Detection Set, the aircraft can perform precision low-level flying, airdrops and landing in blackout conditions, Lockheed said.

“Self-protection systems and other features are included to ensure aircraft survivability in hostile air defence environments,” it said, adding that the aircraft also is equipped with air-to-air receiver refueling capability for extended range operations.

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