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Lockheed Martin has been awarded several contracts to build C-130J Super Hercules variants for the United States Air Force (USAF), Marine Corps (USMC) and Coast Guard (USCG).
Currently the company is awarded a multiyear contract for a specified number of Hercules variants covering a period of five years. Prior to the multiyear contract the US DoD awarded five-year ordering contracts. The first contract Lockheed Martin received was for two C-130J which are referred to as prior year contract.

The USAF is the main customer fielding seven variants across its active duty, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve Command. USMC takes second place fielding the tanker variants to its squadrons. The USCG operates the rescue version.

Super Hercules variants:

C-130J, C-130J.30: tactical airlifter with the C-130J.30 being the stretched version (15 feet longer then the C-130J and increasing space to hold two more pallets of equipment in the cargo compartment).

EC-130J "Commando Solo": modified C-130J to conduct information operations, psychological operations and civil affairs broadcasts in AM, FM, HF, TV and military communications bands. All aircraft are operated by the 193rd SOW, PA ANG.

HC-130J "Combat King II": modified C-130J to conduct fixed-wing personnel recovery missions. The HC-130J specializes in tactical profiles and avoiding detection and recovery operations in austere environments.
The USCG also operates the HC-130J. In their service the are assigned to conduct long-range search and rescue variant in support of USCG (SAR) operations.

KC-130J: modified C-130J to conduct air to air refuelling operations. All aircraft assigned to the USMC.

MC-130J "Commando II": modified C-130J to conduct multi mission combat transport / special operations tanker missions. Worldwide employment for missions requiring clandestine single- or multi-ship low-level aerial refueling of Special Operation Force vertical and tilt-rotor aircraft and/or infiltration, resupply and exfiltration by airdrop, or landing on remote airfields.

AC-130J "Ghostrider": The AC-130J is delivered as MC-130J "Commando II and then converted into a gunship. Its primary missions are close air support, air interdiction and armed reconnaissance.

WC-130J "Weatherbird": modified C-130J configured with palletized weather instrumentation for penetration of tropical disturbances and storms, hurricanes and winter storms to obtain data on movement, size and intensity.

Within the squadron and wing reports of the USAF, USMC and USCG all units equipped with the C-130J Super Hercules version, as well as the legacy Hercules can be found.

At June 26, 2020 the US DoD awarded Lockheed Martin eight contracts to build 410 Super Hercules's.
 
US DoD C-130J Super Hercules contracts
 
Aircraft info Contract prior to Multi Year Contracts Multi Year (from 2003)  
Variant: Operator: Prior yrs FYOC I FYOC II FYOC III MY I MY II MY III MY IV Totals
C-130J USAF 2 8             10
C-130J.30 USAF   3 8 41 41 28 18 5 144
EC-130J USAF   6 1           7
HC-130J USAF       11   14 6 8 39
HC-130J USCG     6     2 9 5 22
KC-130J USMC   8 5 12 21 8 25 4 83
MC-130J USAF       18   10 17 12 57
AC-130J USAF       2   21 12 3 38
WC-130J USAF   10             10
                     
Total:   2 35 20 84 62 83 87 37 410