Lockheed Martin completes first LM-100J Super Hercules commercial freighter

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has completed the LM-100J commercial freighter, the latest member of the C-130J Super Hercules family, the company said.

Employees who designed and built the aircraft held a traditional “rollout” ceremony at the Lockheed Martin Aeronautics facility. The next stop for the LM-100J is the flightline, where it will prepare for its first flight this spring.

The LM-100J incorporates technological developments and improvements that result from years of military C-130J operational experience, including more than 1.5 million flight hours achieved by operators in 16 nations.

The LM-100J is the ninth production version of the Super Hercules aircraft; its commercial capabilities have the distinction of being the 17th different mission capability supported by the C-130J.

Bethesda, Maryland-based Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 97,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.