LOCKHEED MARTIN DELIVERS FIRST KC-130J FOR U.S. MARINE CORPS BASE IN JAPAN




 
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October 11th, 2007  
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LOCKHEED MARTIN DELIVERS FIRST KC-130J FOR U.S. MARINE CORPS BASE IN JAPAN


MARIETTA, Ga., October 9th, 2007 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] recently delivered the first KC-130J Tanker to the United States Marine Corps Squadron based in Japan. Aerial Refueling and Transport Squadron 152 (VMGR-152), Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, took delivery of its first KC-130J on Sunday, September 30. This delivery is the 27th KC-130J to be delivered to the USMC.
“The United States Marine Corps has certainly set a very high standard for operational tempo with their KC-130Js,” said Ross Reynolds, vice president of C-130 programs for Lockheed Martin. “Many of the coalition operations in Southwest Asia would not be possible without the air-to-air and ground refueling missions that the KC-130Js perform day in and day out.”
The USMC Air Expeditionary Force has had six KC-130Js in theater since February 2005. During this deployment the KC-130J crews have flown 8,854 sorties totaling 17,398 flight hours. In August of this year they set a deployment one month record with 318 sorties, logged 621.9 flying hours, off-loaded 127,014 pounds of cargo, transported 718 personnel, and passed 6,002,600 pounds of fuel.


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