U.S. Air Force Selects Lockheed Martin to Provide C-130 Unscheduled Maintenance

The U.S. Air Force Warner Robins Air Logistics Center has selected a Lockheed Martin team to repair C-130 Hercules aircraft under the Unprogrammed Depot Level Maintenance program. The indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract is valued at up to $45 million and includes the repair of wing spar caps on the U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules transport aircraft.

The work will be performed by Lockheed Martin Aircraft & Logistics Centers at the company's Greenville, S.C., facility or by team members: MTC and PEMCO Aviation Group in Birmingham, Ala., L-3 SPAR in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, Aerospace Integration Corporation of Crestview, Fla., and Crestview Aviation, also of Crestview.

"This team provides the Air Force with a wide range of expertise and capacity to perform rapid, high quality repairs for Hercules aircraft," said David J. Posek, President of Aircraft & Logistics Centers. "This program called for an industry solution to support the immediate and challenging needs of the warfighter, and that's what we have in place."

Lockheed Martin is the original equipment manufacturer of the C-130. The aircraft performs a wide range of operational missions for the Air Force including airlift support, Antarctic ice resupply, aeromedical missions, and weather reconnaissance.

Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin employs about 130,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture and integration of advanced technology systems, products and services. The corporation reported 2003 sales of $31.8 billion.

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