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Saudi Arabia Upgrades C-130 Fleet With Advanced Aerial Refuelers - Lockheed

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Lockheed C-130 Hercules - Sputnik International
Saudi Arabia has taken delivery of two Super Hercules airplanes, massive cargo carriers that are capable of refueling aircraft in flight, the US defense giant Lockheed Martin said in a press release on Monday.

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Lockheed Martin explained that the KC-130J is an advanced version of the C-130 plane that can be used to transport troops, vehicles in addition to refueling aircraft.

"These new KC-130Js were acquired by the kingdom through a foreign military sales program with the US government."

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Saudi Arabia operates the world’s largest C-130 fleet outside of the United States, the release noted.

According to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, from 2011 to 2015, Saudi Arabia was the world’s second largest buyer of foreign-made military equipment behind India.

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