Lockheed Martin’s LM-100J (Model 382J) is a derivative of a C-130J-30 Super Hercules, which is currently the airlifter of choice with 16 nations throughout the world. Through select design changes, the LM-100J will perform as a civil multi-purpose air freighter capable of rapid and efficient transport of cargo. The first LM-100J is in production.
Ready to Carry Whatever the Future Holds
Through select design changes, the LM-100J performs as a civil multi-purpose air freighter capable of rapid and efficient transport of cargo. The LM-100J is an efficient and ideal airlift solution when delivering bulk and oversize cargo particularly to austere locations worldwide. The LM-100J incorporates technological developments and improvements over the existing L-100s at a competitive price that results from years of C-130J operational experience, including more than 1.2 million fleetwide flight hours. The result of this experience and advancement translates to an aircraft that delivers reliable service in a versatile airframe for decades to come.
The first LM-100J is in production as of April 2016, reaching major production assembly milestones at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics sites in Marietta, Georgia; Meridian, Mississippi; and Clarksburg, West Virginia. Wing production has begun in Marietta, which is home to the C-130J Super Hercules final assembly line. Other structural parts are in production at Lockheed Martin Meridian and Clarksburg facilities.
First Look, First LM-100J
At the beginning of 2017, Lockheed Martin unveiled the newest member of the C-130J Super Hercules family: the LM-100J commercial freighter. This series follows pivotal production milestones of the first LM-100J. You can watch all of the "First Look, First LM-100J" episodes on our YouTube Playlist.
First Look, First LM-100J: Debut at Paris Air Show
First Look, First LM-100J: First Flight
LM-100J: A Legend Reimagined
As it is based on the operational C-130J, the civil variant LM-100J can operate from short, unprepared airfields without ground support equipment. It requires minimal material handling equipment and enables rapid onload and offload at truck-bed height. Growth provisions built into the LM-100J will enable it to support a variety of future missions including aerial spray, aerial firefighting and delivery, medevac/air ambulance, humanitarian aid and VIP transport.
More than 100 L-100s, which were the commercial variant of the first generation C-130, were produced from 1964-1992 at the then Lockheed-Georgia Co., Marietta, Georgia., facility. Many of those airlifters are still operated worldwide by commercial and government customers. It's been said that, "only a Herc can replace a Herc." The LM-100J stands ready for any job at hand. Learn More About LM-100J history.
Modern Two-Pilot Cockpit
- CNS/ATM compliant integrated digital avionics
- Integrated Head-Up Display
New Engines and Propellers
- More power in high field elevations/hot temperatures
- Increased block speed
- Reduced fuel consumption
- Increased gross weight/payload
Automated Maintenance and Fault Reporting
- Reduced maintenance per flight hour
- Superior dispatch reliability
LM-100J – October 2017, Puerto Rico, Hurricane Maria Relief
Unmatched Versatility On A Proven Platform
The LM-100J's versatile airframe enables it to support a variety of tasks. Multiple roll-on/roll-off configurations are available to expand the airplane's capabilities. Typical roles include:
- Oversized cargo transport
- Oil dispersion/aerial spray
- Oil and gas exploration
- Mining logistics operations
- Aerial fire fighting
- Aerial delivery
- Medevac/air ambulance
- Humanitarian relief operations
- VIP and personnel transport
- Austere field operations
- Search and rescue