MARIETTA, Ga., August 16th, 2010 — Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] has signed a contract with the Sultanate of Oman for two additional C-130J Super Hercules.
Oman ordered its first C-130J in July 2009, for delivery in 2012. The two additional aircraft will be delivered in late 2013 and early 2014. The first aircraft is of the C 130J-30 â€œlongâ€ configuration and the new order is for two C-130J â€œshortâ€ configuration aircraft.
â€œThe C-130J is ideally suited to the operating conditions found in Oman and other areas of the Gulf,â€ said Jim Grant, Lockheed Martin vice president for Air Mobility and Special Operations Forces Programs. â€œIn selecting the C-130J Super Hercules, Oman has recognized all the proven qualities of the worldâ€™s most advanced airlifter.â€
Oman currently operates a fleet of three C-130Hs purchased in the early 1980s. The new C-130J fleet will support Omani operations with its outstanding capability to operate out of remote, austere airstrips.
Source: Lockheed Martin