Oman's new C-130J takes flight
A new C-130J Super Hercules for the Sultanate of Oman successfully conducted a test flight last week at Lockheed Martin's Marietta facility in the US.
Above: Oman's first new C-130J on its test flight.
Courtesy Lockheed Martin - photo by John Rossino
It is the first of three C-130Js on order for Oman and is scheduled for delivery later this year. Oman currently operates a fleet of three C-130Hs purchased in the early 1980s.
The new C-130J will be used to support internal country operations where its ability to operate out of remote austere airstrips will be invaluable.