The U.S. Marine Corps accepted delivery of its 50th KC-130J Super Hercules aerial refueler at the Lockheed Martin facility here on Aug. 18
OREANDA-NEWS. The U.S. Marine Corps accepted delivery of its 50th KC-130J Super Hercules aerial refueler at the Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) facility here on Aug. 18. This KC-130J is assigned to Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, California. The Marine Corps has the distinction of operating the largest KC-130J fleet in the world.
As a member of the proven C-130J Super Hercules family, the KC-130J is battle-tested and delivers unmatched tanking capabilities — delivering fuel to a multitude of platforms, from helicopters to the F-35B Lightning II, the world’s most advanced 5th generation multirole fighter.
“The U.S. Marine Corps is one of the most visible KC-130J operators in the world, providing vital support where it’s needed most,” said George Shultz, vice president and general manager, Air Mobility & Maritime Missions at Lockheed Martin. “We value our partnership with the Marine Corps and know that much of the success of the KC-130J platform is due to the multiple missions carried out by Marine crews on this aircraft. Congratulations to the U.S. Marine Corps on delivery of this milestone KC-130J!”
The KC-130J aerial refueling tanker is the latest in a long lineage of combat proven KC-130 Hercules aerial refueler technologies. The new KC-130J builds on proven aerial refueler designs while taking full advantage of tremendous technological and performance improvements inherent in the basic C-130J aircraft. Several international operators also fly the KC-130J.
The C-130J Super Hercules is the proven standard in tactical airlift, providing a unique mix of versatility and performance to complete any mission, anytime, anywhere.