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C-130J Super Hercules
 
Latest update: February 2018

Company: Lockheed Martin
 
Abbr.: Order and inventory status information: Abbr.: Order and inventory status information:
       
Order. No. of aircraft ordered. WFU No. of aircraft Withdrawn From Use.
Opt. No. of aircraft options. Sold No. of aircraft sold to another country.
Opp. No. of possible aircraft sales. Oth. D. No. of aircraft bought from another country.
Canc. No. of aircraft ordered cancelled. LS↓ No. of aircraft leased from another country.
Del. No. of aircraft delivered. LS ↑ No. of aircraft leased to another country.
On Or. No. of aircraft to be delivered. Act. No. of aircraft operational.
W/O No. of aircraft Written Off (crashed).    
       
Lease: When the no. of aircraft LS↓ and LS ↑ are equal the leased aircraft have been returned to the owner.
 
Order and production overview - aircraft detailed
 
Country Aircraft Order. Opt. Opp. Canc. Del. On Or. W/O WFU Sold Oth.D. LS↓ LS ↑ Act.
Australia C-130J.30 12       12 0             12
Bahrein Hercules C5           0             0
Canada CC-130J.30 17       17 0             17
Denmark C-130J.30 4       4 0             4
France C-130J.30 2   2   1 1             1
  KC-130J 2         2             0
Germany C-130J     6     0             0
India C-130J.30 13       10 3 1           9
Iraq C-130J.30 6       6 0             6
Israel C-130J.30 7       6 1             6
Italy C-130J 10       10 0             10
  C-130J.30 10       10 0             10
  KC-130J 2       2 0 1           1
Kuwait KC-130J 3       3 0             3
Norway C-130J.30 5       5 0 1           4
Oman C-130J 1       1 0             1
  C-130J.30 2       2 0             2
Peru C-130J     1     0             0
Qatar C-130J.30 4       4 0             4
Saudi Arabia C-130J.30     20     0             0
  KC-130J 2   3   2 0             2
South Korea C-130J.30 4       4 0             4
  KC-130J 1         1             0
Tunisia C-130J.30 2       2 0             2
UAE C-130J.30 12         12             0
UK Hercules C4 14       14 0 1           13
  Hercules C5 10       10 0   1         9
  Hercules C6 1       1 0             1
USA AC-130J 5       5 0 1 1         3
  C-130J 4       4 0             4
  C-130J.30 151   2   115 36 1           114
  EC-130J 7       7 0             7
  HC-130J 45       30 15             30
  KC-130J 55       52 3 1           51
  MC-130J 66       40 26             40
  WC-130J 10       10 0             10
Total   489   34   389 100 7 2         380
 
Comments:

Bahrein:

Purchased two Hercules C.5s from the Royal Air Force.

France:

Ordered four Super Hercules divided into two C-130J.30s and two KC-130Js. Plans to buy another two C-130Js (unknown if these will be the tanker version or the stretched transport model). See also Germany.

Its first C-130J.30 arrived on Friday December 22, 2017. An official (delivery) ceremony will be held in January 2018.

Germany:

The German MoD plans to buy six C-130J Super Hercules in 2019. These aircraft will be based in France and operated together with the six French Air Force C-130J.30 / KC-130Js (see France). The German Air Force had (or has) a requirement for 12 C-130Js.

Israel:

Three aircraft ordered with a possible three to be ordered - or alreadt ordered but not announced.

Saudi Arabia:

Possible FMS approved but till date only two aircraft ordered (and delivered) by the Saudi Arabian Air Force.

United States:

The US Air Force orders all Hercules for the USAF, ANG, AFRC, USN, USMC and USGC as well as all FMS orders. Lockheed Martin is awarded contracts to purchase long lead production materials. The exact split into the several models (C-130J.30, HC-130J, MC-130J and KC-130J) is contracted at a later stage. Till them these orders are listed as C-130J.30 purchase (USAF ordering authority).

The AC-130Js are delivered as MC-130J and then converted to the gunship standard.
 
Photo gallery
 

   
Danish Air Force C-130J.30  Italian Air Force C-130J  Norwegian Air Force C-130J.30 
     
     
Oman Air Force C-130J  Qatar Air Force C-130J.30  Royal Air Force Hercules C.4 (C-130J.30) 
     
     
Royal Air Force Hercules C.5 (C-130J)   Air National Guard C-130J.30  US Coast Guard HC-130J
     
     
Air Force Reserve Command WC-130J