Sept. 24 (UPI) — Harris Corp. has been awarded a $255.4 million contract for B-52 and C-130 Special Operation Forces aircraft parts.
Work on the contract, announced by the Department of Defense on Friday, will be performed in New Jersey and is expected to be completed by May 2026. Air Force fiscal 2018 through 2023 appropriation capital funds are designated for the program.
The C-130J cargo plane has replaced C-130Es and some of the more aged C-130Hs. Compared to older C-130s, the C-130J climbs faster and higher, has a faster cruising speed at higher altitudes and can take-off and land on shorter airfields.