TEL AVIV, Israel, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- An Israeli Air Force C-130 Super Hercules has flown to South Carolina for installation of special systems by Lockheed Martin.
The aircraft is first of two C-139J aircraft, dubbed Shimshon by the IAF, scheduled for the installation. It will stay in the factory for four months.
A third C-130J that arrived in Israel last year already has the equipment.
"The installations combine advanced Israeli systems which will be installed on the first two aircraft and will significantly improve its qualifications for the missions it is designated to execute," said IAF Lt. Col. Yoav, commander of the squadron that flies the aircraft.
Details on what is to be installed were not disclosed.
Yoav said his squadron is expecting to receive more C-130J aircraft this year and will "will open another aircraft 'line', increase the number of crews, qualify more servicemen/women in the technical division and enter a regular squadron's operational routine."