C-130H Modernization, C-130J 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.


  • Continue to appropriate funds for C-130H propeller, engine, and avionics upgrades.
  • Continue to appropriate funding increases for the National Guard and Reserve Equipment Account (NGREA), which maintains the readiness and force relevance of Air National Guard equipment and weapons systems.
  • Continue procurement of C-130J aircraft for Air National Guard units.
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