The first C-130J Super Hercules has been delivered to the Republic of Tunisia marking the first delivery of this variant to an African country.
Lockheed Martin signed a contract in 2010 with Tunisia for two C-130Js in addition to providing training and an initial three years of logistics support.
Tunisia’s two Super Hercules are a “stretched” variant of the aircraft. The Tunisian Air Force currently operates a fleet of C-130Hs and C-130B’s, first purchased in the mid-1980’s. The new C-130J’s will support Tunisian operations across the mission spectrum, including relief efforts around the world, firefighting and traditional airlift sorties.
In addition to Tunisia, other nations that are operating or have ordered the C-130J include Australia, Canada, Denmark, India, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Kuwait, Norway, Oman, Republic of Korea, Qatar, the United Kingdom and the United States.