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First C-130J Super Hercules 'Shimshon' Arrives In Israel

10 April 2014

Israel´s first Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) C-130J Super Hercules airlifter has arrived at Nevatim Air Base.

Along with senior Israeli officials, chairman, president and CEO Marillyn Hewson attended the ceremony and made remarks.

Israel ordered its C-130Js through a foreign military sale contract with the US government. This is the first ferry of the C-130Js currently on order for the IAF, which has operated legacy C-130s since 1971.

This C-130J Super Hercules was first delivered to the Israeli Air Force in June 2013 in Marietta, Ga., at the Lockheed Martin facility where it was manufactured. The aircraft remained in the US to receive Israeli-specific, post-production modifications.

Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 115,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. Its website is at


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