Oman accepts first Super Hercules
The first C-130J Super Hercules for the Sultanate of Oman was formally accepted at a recent ceremony at Lockheed Martin's Marietta facility.
Above: (left to right) Colonel John Drohan, United States Air Force, Commander, Defense Contract Management Agency-Marietta; Commander Suleiman Al-Brashdy, Omani Government official; and George Shultz, Lockheed Martin vice president and general manager C-130 Programmes.
This is the first of three C-130Js on order for Oman and is scheduled for delivery later this year.
The new C-130J will be used to support internal country operations where its ability to operate out of remote austere airstrips will be of great benefit.
Lockheed Martin have also announced that the first of six C-130J Super Hercules for the Iraqi Air Force has recently completed its first flight. The Iraqi Air Force intends to use the C-130J for intra-theatre support of its troops and humanitarian relief operations in various locations.
These new transport aircraft will provide Iraq with the ability to operate seamlessly with US, NATO and coalition forces.
The first C-130J for Iraq is scheduled for delivery later this year.