250TH C-130J Super Hercules built is delivered

Issue No. 5 | March 01-15, 2012

Airbus Military has recently signed a firm contract with PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PT DI) to supply nine C295 military transport aircraft for delivery to the Indonesian Ministry of Defence.

The 250th C-130J Super Hercules built at the Lockheed Martin facility here was recently delivered to Dyess Air Force Base, Texas. This is the 15th C-130J delivered to the 317th Airlift Group at Dyess since 2010 and the second of 11 aircraft to be delivered to the base in 2012. Dyess will have the distinction of being home to the largest C-130J fleet in the world when it receives its 28th Super Hercules aircraft in 2013.

Last month Lockheed Martin delivered the 2,400th C-130 built to US Air Force Special Operations Command. The C-130 production line in Marietta is the longest continuously operating military aircraft production line in history.