Canada awards Lockheed Martin with $500m C-130J support contract
Lockheed Martin has been awarded a 5-year contract extension worth approximately $504.3m by the Government of Canada to provide In Service Support (ISS) for the Royal Canadian Air Force’s (RCAF) fleet of 17 C-130J Super Hercules aircraft.
Lockheed Martin has supported the RCAF CC-130J fleet since 2007 and this most recent ISS contract award is an extension of the original contract. Through the contract, Lockheed Martin is the lead, providing all performance-based logistics supporting the operations, sustainment and maintenance associated with the RCAF’s Super Hercules fleet.
“We are honored to have the opportunity to continue and expand our support of the RCAF’s CC-130J fleet through this contract extension,” said George Shultz, VP of Air Mobility & Maritime Missions at Lockheed Martin.
Beyond the ISS contract itself, under Canada’s Industrial and Technological Benefits Policy, investments equal to the value of the contract will also be made in Canada. This includes investing in research and development, in addition to ensuring that work is performed by small and medium-sized enterprises from across Canadian industries. In particular, Lockheed Martin partners with several of Canada’s aerospace companies, including Cascade, IMP, CAE, Standard Aero and Sonovision to support ISS-related work.
Royal Canadian Air Force is a longtime CC-130 operator, first obtaining CC-130Es in the 1960s and a CC-130H fleet in 1996. In 2007, the Government of Canada procured 17 CC-130J Super Hercules, which were delivered between 2010 and 2012.
In total, Lockheed Martin has delivered more than 2,500 C-130s. The C-130J Super Hercules is the current production model, serving as the airlifter of choice for 16 nations and 19 different operators. The Super Hercules worldwide fleet has more than 1.3 million operational flight hours to its credit.
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