Thursday, September 29, 2011

Qatar gets four C-130Js

Posted by- Neelam Mathews
Sept 29, 2011

Lockheed Martin has delivered four C-130J Super Hercules airlifters to the State of Qatar, the first C-130J operator in the Middle-East

The Qatar Emiri Air Force’s new Super Hercules are the longer fuselage or “stretched” variant of the C-130J. The aircraft will be used for humanitarian relief and military missions for the defense of the State of Qatar. The new airlift fleet will ferry to Qatar in October, says Lockheed Martin in a statement. 

Lockheed Martin is providing a complete solution package that includes the four aircraft; aircrew and maintenance training; spares; ground support and test equipment; and a team of technical specialists who will be based in Qatar during an initial support period.

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