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Lockheed Martin gets $287 million C-130J contract

Contract modification calls for five additional Super Hercules aircraft.

By Geoff Ziezulewicz
Lockheed Martin gets $287 million C-130J contract
Lockheed Martin has received a $287 million U.S. Air Force contract modification for five additional C-130J Super Hercules aircraft. A Super Hercules is shown here taking to the sky during the 49th International Paris Air Show at Le Bourget near Paris on June 20, 2011. File photo by David Silpa/UPI | License Photo

WASHINGTON, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- Lockheed Martin has received a $287 million U.S. Air Force contract modification for five additional C-130J Super Hercules aircraft.

Work will be performed in Georgia and is expected to be completed by April 2020.

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The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center is the contracting activity.

The rugged Super Hercules conducts a variety of missions, including combat, humanitarian, special operations, aerial refueling, firefighting and search and rescue missions.

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