C-130 pilots and aircrews answer the call for a diverse set of missions worldwide, from combat to special operations, humanitarian and aerial refueling, and firefighting to search and rescue. Preparing for these missions – and whatever the future holds – depends on training.
With more than 200,000 pilots and aircrew trained to date, Lockheed Martin is committed to supporting customers worldwide for air mobility mission readiness. Here’s a look at recent achievements for Lockheed Martin-led C-130 training.
Delivering the First C-130J Maintenance and Aircrew Training System to Ramstein AB
In August, Ramstein Air Base celebrated the delivery of the first U.S. Air Force overseas flight simulator for the C-130J Maintenance and Aircrew Training System (MATS) II program. The simulator will be used to train C-130J aircrews and the maintainers that keep the fleet mission-ready.
Under the C-130J MATS II contract, Lockheed Martin is delivering a number of aircrew and maintenance training devices to support air and ground-based training requirements, including high fidelity weapons systems trainers, part-task trainers and training aids.
Investing for the Future with a New International Training Center
Lockheed Martin recently announced plans to build a new International Training Center to help meet the global demand for C-130J and LM-100J training. The ITC will be located in Marietta, Georgia in the same facility that is home to the C-130J – the world’s most advanced military tactical airlifter – and the LM-100J, a civil multi-purpose air freighter. This location offers easy access for domestic and international customers with its proximity to Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, which serves more than 60 international cities in 50 countries.
In addition, Lockheed Martin announced a series of training contracts this year which will extend support of C-130 mission readiness for years to come.