US: Maiden test flight for C-130J next month

The C-130J Super Hercules will provide Indian Air Force with modern airlift.

Last Updated: Sep 23, 2010, 11:50 AM IST

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.

PTI