USAF receives new MC-130J
Lockheed Martin has delivered an MC-130J Commando II aircraft to the US Air Force on 11 August, the company announced on 15 August.
The aircraft has been assigned to the Air Force Special Operations Command at Hurlburt Field, Florida.
The MC-130J Commando II is a multi-mission combat transport/special operations tanker designed for clandestine single- or multi-ship, low-level aerial refuelling of special operation force vertical and tilt-rotor aircraft; and delivery, resupply and exfiltration of special forces troops and equipment by airdrop or landing on remote airfields.
The MC-130J is replacing the legacy MC-130P Combat Shadow aircraft. The aircraft can be deployed worldwide, with a range of 3,000 miles unrefuelled and maximum take-off weight of 164,000lbs.
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