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December 14, 2012

Iraqi Air Force Receives Three New C-130J Super Hercules Transports

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An Iraqi Air Force Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules takes off. (Photo by Lockheed Martin)

Lockheed Martin has delivered the first three of six C-130J Super Hercules military transport aircraft to the Iraqi Air Force, the company announced.

The keys to the first plane were handed over at a ceremony in Marietta, Georgia, on Wednesday.

Lockheed says Iraq will use the planes for intra-theater troop support and for humanitarian relief operations. It is hoped that the new western planes will integrate more seamlessly with NATO operations in the area.

The Iraqi Air Force transport fleet previously consisted of only Antonov An-32s and Beechcraft King Air 350s.

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  • mehmood pervez

    Dear sir, Congratulation on this great achievement for Iraqi air force. Weldone Iraqi air force.
    Dear sir, I am retired C-130 loadmaster / loadmaster instructor with 4150 flying hours on the type. I have sufficient experience on Aeroi medical evacuation, para drop, para trooping, low level tactical and all type of logistic missions including dangerous cargo / ammunition’s on C-130 aircraft. I have vast experience of passenger handling, baggage handling, cargo handling, VIP / VVIP handling and protocol duties. I am a qualified loadmaster instructor and has extensive instructional experience in Transport conversion school Pakistan air force. Many thanks.
    Best regards.
    mehmood pervez.