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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Lockheed Martin Receives Order for Two C-130J Super Hercules for Saudi Arabia

Lockheed Martin entered into an Undefinitized Contract Action with the U.S. Government for the Foreign Military Sale of the first two of 25 potential C-130J Super Hercules airlifters for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Specifically, this contract action is for the purchase of two KC-130J refueling tankers.

"Here we see another nation recapitalizing with the proven C-130J," said Chris Antone, vice president of business development for Saudi Arabia at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co. "As a legacy C-130 operator, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is familiar with the workhorse capabilities of the Hercules. With the addition of C-130Js, Saudi Arabia will have a proven asset that provides unequaled results -- both regionally and around the world."

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is the 16th country to choose the proven C-130J Super Hercules to meet its airlift needs. The C-130J is the standard by which all other airlift is measured in terms of availability, flexibility and reliability. C-130Js currently are deployed in two combat theaters where they operate at a very high tempo efficiently and reliably.

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