US Air Force Receives C-130J Fighter Craft

8 July 2009 (Last Updated July 8th, 2009 18:30)

Little Rock Air Force Base in Arkansas, US, has received the 14th of 16 C-130J Super Hercules fighter aircraft from Lockheed Martin. The aircraft will be assigned to the US Air Force's first active combat C-130J squadron, the 41st Airlift Squadron, which uses the C-130Js for fast-paced

Little Rock Air Force Base in Arkansas, US, has received the 14th of 16 C-130J Super Hercules fighter aircraft from Lockheed Martin.

The aircraft will be assigned to the US Air Force's first active combat C-130J squadron, the 41st Airlift Squadron, which uses the C-130Js for fast-paced airlift operations in multiple combat theatres.

Available in varied configurations, the C-130J is a flexible, multimission aircraft that meets a wide-range of operational needs including passenger and cargo transport.

The USAF has flown about 40,000 sorties with the aircraft since their acquisition in 2000.