Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Corp., Marietta, Georgia, has been awarded a $33,732,110 ceiling requirements contract for C-130J long-term sustainment support for the Royal Norwegian Air Force. According to a statement released by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)., the estimated value of the first order is $6,155,584. Contractor will provide the Royal Norwegian Air Force with return and repair support, spares support, engineering support, and in-country representative support for their C-130J aircraft platform.
Work will be performed in Marietta, Georgia, and Gardermoen Air Station, Norway, and is expected to be completed by Dec. 31, 2019. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition and is 100 percent Foreign Military Sales for Norway. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, is the contracting activity (FA8553-19-D-0001).
The C-130J Super Hercules has proven its reliable, efficient and can operate in the harsh environments of combat. Powered by four Allison AE2100D3 turboprop engines, the C-130J Super Hercules is a heavy-lift transport aircraft used for airborne assault, search and rescue, scientific research support, weather reconnaissance, aerial refuelling, as well as maritime patrol and aerial fire-fighting missions.