New Super Hercules For Norway

Posted 27 September 2012
Photo by John Rossino

Royal Norwegian Air Force officials formally accepted a new C-130J Super Hercules on 27 September 2012 in ceremonies at the Lockheed Martin facility in Marietta, Georgia. This aircraft replaces a C-130J that was tragically lost in a March 2012 accident. Through an agreement between the governments of the United States and Norway, a C-130J originally destined for Dyess AFB, Texas, was redirected to become the replacement Norwegian aircraft. The new Super Hercules, which will be based at Gardermoen AS, near Oslo, was christened Frøya after the Norse goddess of love, fertility, war, and death. The four Norwegian C-130Js are all named after the wives of Norse gods.