Lockheed Martin Delivers First C-130J In Africa To Tunisia

          Lockheed Martin Delivers First C-130J In Africa To Tunisia

PR Newswire

MARIETTA, Ga., April 4, 2013

MARIETTA, Ga., April 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT]
delivered the first C-130J Super Hercules to the Republic of Tunisia today,
marking the first delivery to an African country. Lockheed Martin signed a
contract in 2010 with Tunisia to deliver two C-130Js between 2013 and 2014, in
addition to providing training and an initial three years of logistics
support.

"Again we see a nation recapitalizing its airlift resources with the proven,
unequaled C-130J," said George Shultz, vice president and general manager of
C-130 programs at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company. "Throughout aviation
history, no aircraft, either developed or under development, can match the
flexibility of the C-130 Hercules.Fifteen countries have already selected the
C-130J to meet their airlift requirements. Be it recapitalization of existing
fleets or new operators seeking proven airlift performance and capability, the
C-130J is the low-risk, affordable solution."

Tunisia's two Super Hercules are the longer fuselage or "stretched" variant of
the aircraft. The Tunisian Air Force currently operates a fleet of C-130Hs and
C-130Bs, first purchased in the mid-1980s. The new C-130Js will support
Tunisian operations across the mission spectrum, including relief efforts
around the world, firefighting and traditional airlift sorties.

In addition to Tunisia, other nations that are operating or have ordered the
C-130J include Australia, Canada, Denmark, India, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Kuwait,
Norway, Oman, Republic of Korea, Qatar, the United Kingdom and the United
States.

The C-130J is the standard by which all other airlift is measured in terms of
availability, flexibility and reliability. C-130Js are currently deployed in
two combat theaters and operate at a very high tempo efficiently and reliably.
In non-combat, but equally harsh environments, the C-130Js are often the first
to support humanitarian and disaster relief efforts.

Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security and
aerospace company that employs about 120,000 people worldwide and is
principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture,
integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and
services. The corporation's net sales for 2012 were $47.2 billion.

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