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Rep. Loudermilk Leads Effort to Increase Production of the C-130J

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Washington, December 16, 2021 | comments
Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R-GA) issued the following statement after he led a bipartisan letter, along with Rep. David Scott (D-GA), Cheri Bustos (D-IL), and Darin LaHood (R-IL), to the Secretary of Defense, Lloyd Austin, urging the Department of Defense to increase the number of new C-130J aircraft it is requesting in the FY2023-2028 budget request.

“In terms of military readiness and our ability to respond to conflicts quickly around the globe, the C-130J is arguably the most important aircraft we have. Additionally, every C-130J is manufactured in Georgia’s 11th Congressional District, at Lockheed Martin’s facility in Marietta, which employs close to 3,000 hardworking Georgians.

"I have written multiple letters advocating for the increased production of the C-130J; and, this year we had the largest number of bipartisan lawmakers support this effort. This is a testament to how important this aircraft is to the U.S. remaining the world’s preeminent military superpower.”

To read the letter, CLICK HERE.
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