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  1. Lockheed LM-100J taking form in MariettaRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 19 | Flight Global

    Construction of first the commercial derivative of the Lockheed Martin C-130 Hercules in 24 years has begun in Marietta, Georgia, where fabricators are now assembling the first LM-100J wing. The legacy Lockheed L-100, based on the C-130E, was type certified and delivered in 1965 and production continued until 1992.

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  2. Saving the Willow Run bomber factoryRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 21, 2016 | Ars Technica

    Michigan's harsh winter is no place for a retired old spy plane to grow old. OK, this one isn't strictly car news, but we were alerted to the story by our friends at Chevrolet, and we know most of you enjoy a bit of vintage plane content as much as we do.

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  3. German air force may buy more aircraft as well as A400M - sourcesRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 16, 2016 | Reuters

    Germany's air force is considering buying more aircraft in addition to Airbus A400M military transport planes, one parliamentary and one military source said on Wednesday. In its deliberations, which the military source said are not linked to problems with the Airbus A400M, the air force could buy about 10 additional planes.

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  4. Machines That Tell You When They're SickRead the original story

    Mar 4, 2016 | Wireless Design & Development

    ... CEMSol teamed up with Ames and Lockheed Martin to try the system-health monitoring software on the Lockheed C-130 Hercules military transport plane. The aircraft has had a history of problems with a bleed valve that switches air flow between engines ...

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  5. 4 Incredibly Over-Engineered AircraftRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 17, 2016 | Machine Design

    ... 488,000 lb. It has a range of 10,145 miles, but it can fly indefinitely with aerial refueling. The Lockheed C-130 Hercules also entered service in 1955, but as a military transport plane capable of using unprepared runways for landings and takeoffs. ...

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  6. 25 photos that show America's most versatile plane can do almost anythingRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 12, 2016 | Silicon Alley Insider

    The endlessly flexible Lockheed C-130 Hercules is simply an astounding aircraft that can handle nearly any challenge thrown its way. Designed against the backdrop of the Korean War, it has been over 60 years since the aircraft's first flight.

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  7. Unleash U.S. air power in AfghanistanRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 15, 2016 | Newsday

    A U.S. Air Force C-130J military transport plane crashed at an air base in eastern Afghanistan, killing six American airmen, officials said. A Lockheed C-130 Hercules is pictured Aug. 19, 2012.

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  8. Airbus' A400M Aerial Transport: Delays, Development, and DeploymentRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 10, 2016 | Defence Industry Daily

    January 11/16: Problems surrounding the Airbus A400M acquisition by a group of European NATO members are set to continue as Turkey expects not to receive any deliveries this year. Ankara was expecting two of the heavy cargo planes to arrive during the year as part of an order for ten made in 2003.

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  9. France to buy four Lockheed C130 military transport planesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 1, 2016 | Silicon Alley Insider

    A Lockheed C-130 Hercules transport aircraft of the Royal Netherlands Air Force lands at Incirlik airbase in the southern city of Adana France said on Friday it would buy four C130 Hercules military transport planes from U.S. weapons maker Lockheed-Martin due to problems with European planemaker Airbus's A400M. A Defense Ministry source had said in May that France had penciled several hundreds of millions of euros into its latest defense budget for the possible purchase of those four planes and would make a decision by year-end.

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  10. C-130 aircraft designed in the 1950s still deliversRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 29, 2015 | WNED

    The C-130 Hercules' big belly is a key to its longevity: It carts people and things for the military. When Lockheed designed the C-130 Hercules in the 1950s, a company engineer, Kelly Johnson , said they'd be lucky to sell a hundred.

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  11. Airborne 12.16.15: Kickstarter Drone Failure, SpaceX Flt Return, 2,500th C-130Read the original story

    Dec 16, 2015 | Aero-News Network

    ... whether that landing attempt has been approved. The U.S. Air Force accepted its first delivery of a Lockheed C-130 Hercules aircraft on December 9, 1956, and thus the legacy began. Lockheed Martin has now delivered the 2,500th C-130 Hercules from ...

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  12. A Herculean Accomplishment: Lockheed Delivers Its 2,500th C-130 HerculesRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 12, 2015 | Jalopnik

    It is one of the toughest, most adaptable and significant combat aircraft in the world-the venerable C-130 Hercules. The type has been in production for a whopping 61 years, and yesterday Lockheed announced that it just delivered its 2,500th C-130, a HC-130J Combat King II destined to the 71st Rescue Squadron at Moody AFB in Georgia.

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  13. Lockheed Martin delivers 2,500th C-130 HerculesRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 11, 2015 | MDJonline.com

    The 2,500th C-130 Hercules - referred to as the "pickup truck" or the "workhorse" of military aircraft - took off from Lockheed Martin and flew to its new home at Moody Air Force Base in Valdosta on Friday, marking a major milestone for the historic plane.

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  14. Moose hunters rescued by military plane, RCMP in northeast SaskatchewanRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 21, 2015 | CBC News

    ... the ARGO was low on power. Later that morning, at 9:30 a.m., RCMP called in the military plane - a Lockheed C-130 Hercules out of Winnipeg - to help find the group and get their exact location from the air. Armed forces members found the group, ...

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  15. Shipwreck identified as El FaroRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 3, 2015 | CNN

    The U.S. Navy, using a remotely controlled submersible operating almost 3 miles below the ocean's surface, has identified the cargo ship El Faro, Navy spokesman Christopher Johnson said Monday. Search crews using sonar over the weekend found wreckage that appeared to resemble a 790-foot cargo ship in an upright position, the NTSB said.

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  16. El Faro captain reported hull breach, NTSB saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 20, 2015 | CNN

    The captain of a cargo ship presumed to have sunk during Hurricane Joaquin had reported a hull breach, a blown scuttle and the presence of water on board, the National Transportation and Safety Board reported Tuesday. The 40-year-old El Faro never made it to Puerto Rico after it left Jacksonville, Florida, this month, and appears to have sunk near islands in the Bahamas.

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  17. Fly over Mackinac Bridge, Grand Traverse Bay in a C-130 HerculesRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 15, 2015 | MLive.com

    There are few better ways to enjoy northern Michigan on a clear October day than from the open ramp of a Lockheed C-130 Hercules. The Royal Canadian Air Force brought one to Michigan last week for a joint search-and-rescue training exercise with the U.S. Coast Guard station in Traverse City.

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  18. Spirit Aeronautics Announces C-130H/L-382 Hercules Avionics Modernization SolutionRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 13, 2015 | PR Log

    COLUMBUS, Ohio & MARIETTA, Ga. & LONDON & SYDNEY - Oct. 13, 2015 - PRLog -- Spirit Aeronautics , a world class leader in aircraft services, has developed an avionics upgrade program that modernizes Lockheed C-130H /L-382 Hercules aircraft to allow worldwide flight operations in both military and civil airspace utilizing commercially available equipment that not only provides state-of-the- art landing technology but also adds NextGen capabilities such as Automatic Dependent Surveillance - Broadcast that can be integrated with Flight Management Systems for increased safety and reduced aircrew workload.

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  19. For cargo ship crew, a lonely and risky lifeRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 6, 2015 | CNN

    From left, Petty Officer 1st Class Jim Fielder, the plane's engineer, Lt. Heather Majeska, a copilot, and Petty Officer 3rd Class Anders Forsberg, who operated the plane's communications, search for debris.

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  20. Diamond's Hybrid Electric Quad Tiltrotor For Civilians Looks Pretty AmazingRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 6, 2015 | Jalopnik

    ... of a Quad Tiltrotor (QTR) concept based on the V-22 Osprey, but able to carry a load similar to the Lockheed C-130 Hercules . This concept was a contender for the military's Joint Heavy Lift program , although details as to its fate have remained ...

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