C-130 might get maritime ISR makeover

Lockheed Martin plans to offer a maritime surveillance version of its C-130J Super Hercules transport aircraft to customers around the globe, reports Flightglobal.

In phase one of the program, the company would configure the four-engine turboprop as a maritime intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance aircraft, the story said. 

Phase two of the program would add weapons, such as Hellfire missiles, and a targeting system, the story said. The weaponization of the aicraft for international sale would have to be approved by the U.S. government.


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