Lockheed Martin will complete deliveries next month under a contract to supply the Indian air force with six C-130J tactical transports.
The manufacturer announced on 8 September, that the Indian air force's fifth C-130J had left its Marietta production and flight test site in Georgia on its delivery journey to Hindon air base near New Delhi.
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"India's sixth C-130J will be delivered in October," said Lockheed, adding that the fifth aircraft was being handed over "well ahead of schedule".
Deliveries of the stretched-fuselage transports started in December 2010.
The company expects to receive a follow-on deal from India for a further six C-130Js.