Lockheed Martin announced that it will recieve $344 million in ongoing funding for the C-5 Super Galaxy Reliability Enhancement and Re-Engining Program (RERP).
“This funding enables us to continue to partner with the U.S. Air Force to produce enhanced C-5M Super Galaxy aircraft to support the warfighter for decades to come, ” said Lorraine Martin, Lockheed Martin C-5 program vice president. “The C-5M Super Galaxy is redefining strategic airlift and delivers unparalleled support to all U.S. armed forces.
Lockheed Martin will support LRIP RERP production for 15 aircraft, including installation on three aircraft, material and fabrication for five aircraft, and long-lead funding for seven aircraft.
A significant cog of strategic airlift, the C-5 is able to transport twice the cargo of other strategic airlift systems. With more than 70 percent of its structural service life remaining, the C-5M Super Galaxy is slated to be a force multiplier until 2040.