MARIETTA, Ga., November 2nd, 2011 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] yesterday celebrated the rolling out of the 250th C-130J Super Hercules built at its facility here. This C-130J is destined for Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, which is scheduled to receive a total of 28 C 130Js. This aircraft is the 2,404th C-130 of all makes and models to be built in Marietta.
“The C-130 Hercules has been setting aviation records for nearly 60 years,” said Lorraine Martin, Lockheed Martin vice president for C-130 programs, at yesterday’s ceremony. “As the longest continuously operating military aircraft production line in history, the C 130 has always been the benchmark for airlift around the world. High demand for the C-130J Super Hercules continues as it is able to demonstrate its proven, multi-mission capabilities on a daily basis.”
The C-130J program continues to deliver new capability to new countries and existing operators. India and Qatar recently joined the global C-130J operator family, while the U.S. Air Force recently received HC-130J personnel recovery and MC-130J special operations aircraft. Aircraft are currently in production for the U.S. Air Force and Marine Corps, Iraq, Israel, Republic of Korea, Kuwait, Oman and Tunisia. C-130Js are also flown by Australia, Canada, Denmark, Italy, Norway, the United Kingdom and the U.S. Coast Guard.
Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security company that employs about 126,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The Corporation’s 2010 sales from continuing operations were $45.8 billion.