Washington: The C-130J military transport aircraft for which India has placed orders will have its first test run next month after a successful engine test, its manufacturer Lockheed Martin said on Wednesday.
India has placed orders for six of these aircrafts.
Lockheed Martin also released images showing India`s first C-130J tactical transport performing engine runs for the first time.
"The aircraft is being prepared for its maiden flight early next month. The aircraft`s distinctive air-to-air refuelling probe can be seen over the left side of the cockpit," the statement said.
The C-130J Super Hercules will provide the Indian Air Force with modern and effective airlift to support a wide range of requirements.