The Pentagon has announced that Iraqi Government will receive two additional C-130J-30 aircraft from Lockheed Martin.

The $140m deal will include engineering and integration tasks for the aircraft configured according to Iraqi needs.

The C-130J Super Hercules aircraft is an advanced tactical airlifter designed for combat delivery, air-to-air refuelling, special operations, disaster relief and humanitarian missions.

The agile airlifter can consistently and efficiently operate at very high-tempo operations, emerging theatres and in harsh operating conditions.

The US Wright-Patterson Air Force Base will be in charge of the deal.