Lockheed Receives $10.5M to Modify WC-130J Hurricane-Hunters
Lockheed Martin Corp. in Marietta, GA received a $10.5 million firm-fixed-price, time and material, and cost-reimbursement contract for production and installation of stepped frequency microwave radiometer modification kits for 10 WC-130J (a variation of the C-130J Super Hercules). The WC-130Js are used by the NOAA for weather reconnaissance, and are best known for gathering aerial data on hurricanes – while they are in progress. Flying an aircraft into 100+ mph winds is not a job for the faint of heart.
This work will be complete August 2007. The Headquarters Aeronautical Systems Center at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH issued the contract (FA8625-06-C-6456).