MARIETTA, Ga. Nov. 21, 2014 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] delivered its 13th C-5M Super Galaxy to the U.S. Air Force from its facilities here today.
Maj. Gen. Kenneth D. Merchant, Director, Global Reach Programs, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C., officially delivered aircraft tail number 85-0004 to the 436th Airlift Wing at Dover Air Force Base, Del.
"We are very excited to receive another C-5M," said Col. Rick Moore, 436th Airlift Wing commander. "It will strengthen our fleet and enhance our worldwide airlift capabilities."
As the ninth C-5B model built, 85-0004 was one of 52 C-5 Galaxy's scheduled to be upgraded to a C-5M Super Galaxy by 2017.
Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs about 116,000 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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