The 50th C-130J Super Hercules empennage assembly was delivered by Tata Lockheed Martin Aerostructures Limited (TLMAL) on September 16, 2016.

Empennage assemblies produced by TLMAL include the aircraft’s horizontal and vertical stabilizers along with leading edges and tip assemblies. TLMAL has also manufactured 28 sets of C-130J center wing box components that include the front and rear beam assemblies, formers and trailing edge sections.

The C-130J Super Hercules is a tactical air freighter and the current variant of the C-130 Hercules, which has been in production for more than 60 years. More than 2,500 C-130s (legacy models and C-130Js) have been delivered to 63 customers currently operating out of 68 countries.