Israel Accepts its First C-130J

Apr 10, 2014 No Comments by

The Israeli air force’s first Lockheed Martin C-130J “Samson” tactical transport has been formally delivered to its Nevatim air base, during a ceremony on Wednesday.

“This first C-130J represents a new generation of transport aircraft that will bring unique capabilities and superior performance,” says Lockheed chief executive Marillyn Hewson. Israel has operated earlier examples of the Hercules since 1971, the company says.

There are currently four C-130Js on order for the Israeli air force, with its remaining examples to be delivered between late 2014 and early 2015. Its first aircraft had been delivered in the USA in June 2013, where it remained to support personnel training.

For the complete story by Arie Egozi of, click here.

Photo by Diego Mitelberg


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