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Continued C-130 Modernization & Recapitalization*

C-130H on tarmack
C-130H on tarmack
Air National Guard

The Issue

The Air National Guard continues to operate legacy C-130H Hercules aircraft, while procuring C-130J Super Hercules aircraft through Congressional appropriations.


Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Department of Defense (DoD) appropriations legislation provides:

  • $338.0 million for 4 C-130J Super Hercules aircraft for the Air National Guard*
  • $186.0 million for continued C-130H modernization for the Air Force, including $79.0 million for engine upgrades and $55.0 million for propeller replacements

*Impacted by DoD reprogramming $3.8 billion in FY20 appropriations