Lockheed EC-130

The Lockheed EC-130 J is used to conduct psychological operations (PSYOP) and civil affairs broadcast missions in the standard AM, FM, HF, TV and military communications bands.

Manufacturer : Lockheed Aircraft Co., Lockheed Martin
Developed from : Lockheed C-130 Hercules, Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules
Role : Psychological and information operations
Introduced : 1995
Status : Active
Primary user : United States Air National Guard
Number built : 7 EC-130J
Unit cost : US$90 million

Lockheed EC-130 Specifications

General characteristics

  • Crew: pilot, copilot, flight systems officer, mission systems officer; load master, five electronic communications systems operators (6+)
  • Length: 97.75 ft (29.7 m)
  • Wingspan: 132.6 ft (40.3 m)
  • Height: 38.8 ft (11.8 m)
  • Max takeoff weight: 155,000 lb (69,750 kg)
  • Powerplant: 4× Rolls-Royce AE 2100D3 turboprop, 4,637 shp (3,458 kW)) each
  • Propellers: Dowty R391 6-blade composite propeller, 1 per engine


  • Cruise speed: 335 mph (540 km/h)
  • Range: 2,300 nm (4,260 km)
  • Service ceiling: 28,000 ft (8,500 m)


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