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USAF receives new C-130J Super Hercules

30th August 2012 - 12:52 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Lockheed Martin has announced that it has delivered a C-130J Super Hercules to the US Air Force (USAF) Dyess Air Force Base, Texas. The company made the announcement 29 August 2012.

According to Lockheed Martin, the aircraft (number 5701) is the 22nd Super Hercules delivered to Dyess Air Force Base, which is set to become the largest C-130J operator in the world when it receives its 28th C-130J in 2013.

The aircraft was flown to Texas by Gen William M. Fraser, III, the commander of the US Transportation Command, Scott Air Force Base, Ill.

The C-130J is designed for combat delivery, special missions, aerial refueling, search and rescue, firefighting, weather reconnaissance, armed ISR, medevac or the strategic and last tactical mile resupply of ground forces. The aircraft has been selected by 15 countries to meet their airlift requirements.

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