Lockheed-Martin has signed a contract with the Royal Danish Air Force for an
additional C-130J Super Hercules military transport aircraft. The new aircraft
is an option included in a previous contract for three C-130Js, which were
delivered earlier this year, placed in 2000.
C-130J being ordered by Denmark is the long fuselage version, which is also
known as the CC-130J or C-130J-30. Moreover, the aircraft features an
strengthened cargo ramp and improved airdrop system that allows crews to make
airdrops at 250 knots (460 km/h) to avoid anti-aircraft fire in hostile areas.
The enhanced cargo handling system allows for rapidly convert the aircraft from
hauling rolling stock to palletized cargo system. A tailored electronic warfare
suite will be provided as Denmark-specific item.
The Royal Danish Air Force will use the C-130J aircraft to support Danish
Defense forces deployments and international forces as well. Danish C-130Js will
also fulfill Denmark's commitment with NATO rapid reaction forces.
Lockheed-Martin has reported that more than 180 C-130J Super Hercules are now on
order and 115 have been delivered to date. The Air Force Reserve Command and Air
National Guard units fly C-130Js. The Marine Corps KC-130J tankers and the US
Coast Guard HC-130Js.
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