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Lockheed Lands USAF C-130 Aircrew, Weapon Training Contracts; Jim Weitzel Comments

lockheed martinLockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has been awarded more than $80 million in contracts to provide C-130 flight training systems and services to the U.S. Air Force.

The company said Monday it will deliver a weapon systems trainer and a loadmaster part-task trainer for the C-130J transport aircraft at a U.S. air base in Yokota, Japan.

USAF also ordered aircraft training system spares and support equipment as well as maintenance and technical data services, according to Lockheed.

Jim Weitzel, vice president of training solutions at Lockheed, said the company aims to continue adding new technologies into flight training programs to help warfighters adapt to an evolving threat landscape.

The company said it has provided 17 training devices, 12 instructional materials and more than 3, 300 courseware resources through the C-130J Maintenance and Aircrew Training System contract.

Lockheed also trains approximately 8, 000 U.S. and foreign aircrews annually as part of the C-130 Aircrew Training System program.

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