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C-130J Maintenance and Aircrew Training System


Lockheed Martin understands that a skilled support and maintenance crew is just as critical as team in the air. The Lockheed Martin C-130J Maintenance and Aircrew Training System (MATS) assures that they, too, will be ready when duty calls. C-130J MATS is a state-of-the-art program that provides a comprehensive range of training devices and training support services to your aircrews, including aircrew instruction, operations, contractor logistics support and engineering services.

Located at Little Rock AFB, Arkansas, the C-130J schoolhouse is the U. S. Air Force’s Formal Training Unit (FTU) for C-130J aircrew and maintenance personnel. C-130J MATS provides ground-based academic and simulator lessons for warfighters. A full Training Systems Support Center (TSSC) provides operations and maintenance (O&M), revision and maintenance (R&M) engineering tasks, security program, student publications library and learning center operation training. The C-130J MATS program also provides the USMC Weapon Systems Trainers for the KC-130J aircraft, including one year of interim Contractor Logistics Support (CLS) for each delivered trainer.

Graduates of the FTU will be mission-qualified and can report immediately to operational units in the Air Mobility Command (AMC), Air Force Reserve Command (AFRC), and Air Nation Guard (ANG).

C-130J MATS is supported by the Main Operating Base (MOB) at Keesler AFB, Mississippi, where C-130J continuation and refresher training is provided for all C-130J aircrews.

Training Sites

  • Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark.
  • Keesler Air Force Base, Miss.
  • Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M.
  • Cherry Point Marine Corps Air Station, N.C.
  • Miramar Marine Corps Air Station, Calif.
  • Futenma Marine Corps Air Station, Japan