United Arab Emirates selects C-130J
Super Hercules für die VAE<br /> Lockheed Martin has been selected by the United Arab Emirates to provide 12 C-130J Super Hercules transport aircraft to modernize the country’s tactical airlift fleet.
The C-130Js to be delivered to the UAE will be the longer C-130J-30 configuration and of similar specification to those being delivered to the United States Air Force. In addition the contract will cover spares and training including a Weapon Systems Trainer for aircrew training. The UAE currently operates a fleet of C-130Hs which will be retained until the new aircraft enter service.