Final Iraqi C-130Js Delivered

Posted 23 April 2013
Photo by John Rossino

The final three C-130Js for the Iraqi Air Force were delivered from the Lockheed Martin facility in Marietta, Georgia, in late April. The first of the aircraft (Iraqi serial number YI-308) was ferried on 23 April 2013. Crews in the three C-130Js made intermediate stops at U.S. bases prior to delivery to the Iraqi Air Force. Iraq, a legacy C-130 operator, received its first C-130J in December 2012 and now has six C-130Js. The aircraft will be used for intra-theater support for Iraqi troops and for regional humanitarian relief operations.

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