Triumph Group, Inc. announced that its Aerospace Structures business was awarded a multi-year airframe component contract for Lockheed Martin’s C130J Super Hercules, a four-engine turboprop military transport aircraft. Under initial terms of the contract, Triumph Fabrications in San Diego, California, will provide 108 different part numbers for the C130J program. The parts include fabricated sheet metal structures made from a combination of aluminum, titanium, and steel materials that will be fitted to the nacelle, wing, and fuselage sections of the aircraft.
The contract, which runs from 2021 through 2024, was awarded to Triumph based on past performance, on schedule delivery of high quality products, as well as Triumph’s ability to manufacture a wide variety of structures in a wide range of materials.
“Under the extended agreement Triumph Aerospace Structures will provide a multitude of key parts for one of the most widely used military cargo transports,” said Pete Wick, executive vice president of Triumph Aerospace Structures. “We highly value our relationship with Lockheed Martin and are extremely proud to continue being a key supplier of the C130J program.”
C-130 aircraft have been used by the U.S. Air Force as their principal tactical cargo and personnel transport aircraft since 1954. Various iterations of the C-130 are also used by all U.S. military branches as well as more than 60 countries around the world. The C130J is the latest model in a long line of Hercules and is the only model still in production.