MARIETTA, Ga., July 20 (UPI) -- The Little Rock Air Force Base in Arkansas has received delivery of a Lockheed Martin-built C-130J Super Hercules heavy lift aircraft.
U.S. company Lockheed Martin announced the delivery of its C-130J Super Hercules variant aircraft as part of a contract with the U.S. Air Force. The delivery of the C-130J will go to support the Air Force's 41st Airlift Squadron.
Officials say the 41st Airlift Squadron, known as the Black Cats, is deployed to a number of combat theaters around the world and supports high-tempo operations.
"The C-130J is a great aircraft, the capabilities of which we are just beginning to touch on," Maj. Gen. Winfield Scott, said in a statement.
"It's not only the capability that the J brings, but it's also its increased sustainability. With the J, the maintenance crews have to work less; we can turn it around quicker and fly it harder."