Lockheed Martin has completed the assembly of the first C-130J-30 for the USAF. This is the first of 5 extended fuselage length USAF C-130Js under contract. The aircraft will be flown to Edwards AFB flight test center following painting and flight tests. It will be joined by a further 2 C-130J-30 for a 3-month test program. After testing they will go to Rhode Islands Air National Gaurd 143rd airlift wing.
Lockheed Martin has been awarded a contract for a additional 12 C-130J's at a value of $734.5 Million. These include
-(1) EC-130J & (2) C-130J-30s for Air National Gaurd.
-(3) KC-130Js for USMC
-(6) HC-130Js for the US coast Gaurd