Evreux Air Base receives its first C-130J Super Hercules

According to information published by the French Ministry of Armed Forces on July 16, 2021, Evreux Air Base received its first Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules military transport aircraft.

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Evreux Air Base receives its first C 130J Super Hercules Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules at Evreux-Fauville Air Base (Picture source: French Air and Space Force)

The Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules is a four-engine turboprop military transport aircraft. The C-130J is a comprehensive update of the Lockheed C-130 Hercules, with new engines, flight deck, and other systems.

The C-130J is crewed by two pilots and a loadmaster. The new glass cockpit features four L-3 display systems multifunction liquid crystal displays for flight control and navigation systems.

The C-130J is equipped with the ATK AN/AAR-47 missile warning system that uses electro-optic sensors to detect missile exhaust and advanced signal processing algorithms and spectral selection to analyze and prioritize threats.

The C-130J uses a BAE Systems AN/ALR-56M radar warning receiver and the Lockheed Martin AN/ALQ-157 infra-red countermeasures system generates a varying frequency-agile infra-red jamming signal.

The C-130J is motorized with four Allison AE2100D3 turboprop engines, each rated at 4,591 shaft horsepower (3,425kW). The all-composite six-blade R391 propeller system was developed by Dowty Aerospace.