C-130J Super Hercules: Enhanced Situational Awareness

From the highest landing strip in the world to austere, unprepared runways, the C-130J goes where other airlifters can’t, won’t or don’t go. It’s a proven workhorse that’s the airlifter of choice for 25 operators in 21 nations around the world, supporting any mission whenever and wherever it calls.

Unrivaled Versatility

One aircraft, many missions ... no aircraft in history or operation today can match the C- 130J’s 18 certified, diverse, multi-mission capabilities. These capabilities are either built as a production variant or can be provided through a roll-on/roll-off configuration, providing additional resources with a short turn around installation time. Learn more about our production variants:




Proven Performance

The C-130J’s performance is proven with more than 2 million flight hours supporting tactical airlift, search and rescues, special operations, commercial, and refueling missions around the globe. The global fleet's operating community has access to Lockheed Martin's unique insights to keep the aircraft mission ready, offered through channels including:

  • 24/7 Customer Support Center
  • Field Support teams
  • Robust HercFusion data analytics for advanced predictive fleet operations optimization
  • Full catalog of Aeronautics Capabilities Solutions for post-production enhancements
  • Spares pooling
  • Partnership with Derco, a Lockheed Martin company that is a leader in spares, component refresh/replenishment, logistics and technical solutions around the world


Enhanced Capability

The C-130J is faster, goes further and holds more compared to legacy platforms, translating to greater power and enhanced capabilities. The C-130J Super Hercules is the most advanced C-130 ever designed, built, flown and maintained, with a truly integrated digital core that offers:

  • Dual HUDs for increased situational awareness
  • Block 7.0/8.1 software, installed in-line during production
  • Automated maintenance fault reporting
  • Integrated defensive suite
  • 250 knot ramp/door 



Global Scale

The global C-130 family ― to include legacy and Super Hercules operators ― spans 70 nations. A truly worldwide supply chain builds and supports the C-130 enterprise. When it comes to the C-130J, support is always close by thanks to in-person, real-time, global resources operated out of six continents.

Latest News   ___
Lockheed Martin Announces MoU With Kencoa Aerospace Corporation To Support The C-130J Super Hercules Global Supply Chain
Oct 19, 2023
Press Release
The Republic of the Philippines Department of National Defense announced the acquisition of three new C-130J-30 Super Hercules tactical airlifters from Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) through a Direct Commercial Sale.
The Philippines Announces The Acquisition Of Three C-130J-30 Super Hercules Tactical Airlifters
Oct 19, 2023
Press Release
The Republic of the Philippines Department of National Defense announced the acquisition of three new C-130J-30 Super Hercules tactical airlifters from Lockheed Martin through a Direct Commercial Sale.
Four More Guard Wings Tapped for Upgrade to C-130J
Sep 18, 2023
Third Party Article
The Air Force has selected four more Air National Guard wings to transition to the new C-130J Super Hercules, a key inflection point as the Guard modernizes.
Flight Hour Awards   ___

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics presents milestone pins and certificates for C-130 pilots and crew members who log 1,000; 2,000; 5,000; and 10,000 hours on a C-130 (legacy, C-130Js and L-100s).

To request pins/certificates, fill out the form below and email it to: Kelly Shiple

Questions? Call +1 (770) 494-9189

Request Form
Contacts   ___


Stephanie Stinn
Office: (770) 494-0489
Cell: (678) 761-6687

Rob Toth
Director of Air Mobility & Maritime Missions BD, Domestic
Office: (817) 777-3919
Cell: (682) 760-7288

Rich Johnston
Director of Air Mobility & Maritime Missions BD, International
Office: (770) 494-7835
Cell: (404) 218-1525