Air Platforms

AFA 2018: Lockheed Martin targets C-130J-30 wing fuel increase

16 September 2018

Key Points

  • Lockheed Martin wants to increase the C-130J-30 aircraft’s wing fuel capacity
  • This would add increased range and flight time, benefiting missions such as search and rescue

Lockheed Martin wants to increase the C-130J-30 Super Hercules transport aircraft’s range by boosting the amount of fuel carried in the wings, according to a company official.

Larry Gallogly, company director of business development for domestic programmes, air mobility, and maritime missions, told Jane’s ahead of the annual Air Force Association (AFA) conference that the company wants to increase wing fuel capacity by 2,268 kg. They expect the upgraded aircraft to enter the market in the next couple of years.

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