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C-130J “Super Hercules” programme delivers 400th example

Fri Mar 02, 2018 12:24 pm

FG: Why Super Hercules is a strong performer is a good summary of the state of the program.

It tells us that two years ago 24 were delivered, last year 26 were delivered, and gives the following outlook:

With a production backlog of 90 aircraft in hand and commercial-variant LM-100Js also to produce, Lockheed looks set to be able to continue producing the C-130J for many more years. Indeed, with Fleets Analyzer showing that the current production standard accounts for just 30% of the global fleet of 1,252 active Hercules, it has many additional sales targets still in its sights.


And of course, a pretty picture:

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Very interesting article, implying that the program is doing well and poised for a strong future.
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Re: C-130J “Super Hercules” programme delivers 400th example

Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:25 pm

Revelation wrote:

Very interesting article, implying that the program is doing well and poised for a strong future.

The USMC 2018 aviation Plan indicated they will continue to take KC-130Js until 2031 so there is a future with incremental US orders for a while to come. The C-130J has a decent future picking up replacement customers and can continue to leverage the FMS program, a large user base and a decent production rate to keep the cost competitive.

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