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Lockheed delivers final upgraded C-5M

9th August 2018 - 15:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Lockheed Martin has delivered the 52nd and final modernised C-5M Super Galaxy transport aircraft to the US Air Force, the company announced on 6 August.

The delivery completes the air force's Reliability Enhancement and Re-engining Program (RERP), which extends the service life of the C-5 fleet out until the 2040s.

The aircraft will now undergo interior paint restoration and then will be assigned to Westover AFB.

Lockheed Martin's RERP work incorporates more than 70 improvements that improve reliability, efficiency, maintainability and availability, including changes or modifications to the airframe structure; environmental and pneumatic systems; hydraulic systems, electrical system; fuel system; landing gear and flight controls.

The upgrades also include General Electric’s F138 turbofan engines.

A total of 49 C-5Bs, two C-5C aircraft and one original C-5A were modified under RERP.

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