USA250TH C-130J Super Hercules Built Is Delivered

MARIETTA, Ga., Feb. 16, 2012 – The 250th C-130J Super Her­cules built at the Lock­heed Mar­tin [NYSE: LMT] facil­i­ty here was deliv­ered to Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, today.

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.

“The C-130J is the most ver­sa­tile air­lifter in the world,” said Lor­raine Mar­tin, Lock­heed Mar­tin, vice pres­i­dent for C-130 pro­grams. “Since the J-mod­el was first intro­duced, it has been the work­horse of air­lift world­wide. This mile­stone is a tes­ta­ment to the hard work and ded­i­ca­tion of the C-130 enter­prise.”

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

Head­quar­tered in Bethes­da, Md., Lock­heed Mar­tin is a glob­al secu­ri­ty com­pa­ny that employs about 123,000 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 net sales for 2011 were $46.5 bil­lion.