Test Flight for First Oman C-130J Super Hercules
Oman has three of the new planes on order.
Situated on the southeast corner of the Arabian peninsula, Oman currently operates three C-130H models obtained in the early 1980s.
The new planes will be used to access inhospitable airstrips within the country, Lockheed said.
Over 250 C-130Js have been delivered to about a dozen nations since production began in 1998. Among the longest lasting designs in aerospace, over 2,300 C-130 aircraft have been built in the 56 years since its introduction with the US Air Force in 1956.