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Monday, July 13, 2015

Lockheed Martin searching for markets for a C-130J maritime variant

Lockheed Martin will offer a variant of its C-130J Hercules to Britain as a maritime patrol aircraft.

The company says it could convert the U.K. Royal Air Force’s existing fleet of C-130J airlifters into SC-130Js maritime patrol aircraft, reducing procurement costs and technical risks, writes Tony Osborne of Aviation Week.

Lockheed Martin has also looked at a similar proposal for the RCAF’s needs but has suggested purchasing new SC-130J Sea Hercules for the job.

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