C-130J Super Hercules

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 22 nations and 26 operators 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   ___
Australia Purchases 20 C-130J Hercules Aircraft
Jul 26, 2023
Third Party Article
Australian Air Force crews will rely on C-130J-30s to support the deployment of personnel, equipment, and humanitarian supplies.
Indonesia's First C-130J-30 Super Hercules Delivered
Feb 22, 2023
Third Party Article
We delivered the first of five C-130J-30 Super Hercules tactical airlifters to the Indonesian Air Force.
Hercules Strong: Navy Reserve Warfighting Requirements Team Visits C-130 Hercules Production Plant
Dec 05, 2022
Third Party Article
A warfighting requirements team from the Office of the Chief of Navy Reserve recently visited the historic United States Air Force Plant 6 in Marietta, Georgia, the production facility for an agile and responsive global air cargo capability seven decades in the making—the latest generation of the C-130 Hercules.
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