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    • L3 wins $500m contract to upgrade avionics on 176 C-130Hs
      L3 Technologies has been awarded a $500 million contract for a major avionics upgrade of 176 Lockheed Martin C-130H tactical transports flown by the US Air National Guard and US Air Force (USAF) Reserve Command.

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    • Lockheed Martin Delivers First HC-130J Combat King II to New York Air National Guard
      Lockheed Martin Delivers First HC-130J Combat King II to New York Air National Guard

      106th Rescue Wing Recapitalizing Legacy HC-130 Fleet With Four HC-130Js

      "The HC-130 Hercules aircraft has been an essential part of the 106th’s Rescue Wing’s fleet for many decades, supporting these brave Airmen in meeting their mission requirements time and time again.” -Ray Burick

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    • AFSOC gets latest, most advanced AC-130J gunship
      The latest version of the AC-130J Ghostrider gunship has been delivered to the 4th Special Operations Squadron.

      The 1st Special Operations Wing said in a news release Wednesday that the gunship is the first Block 30 Ghostrider for Air Force Special Operations Command and U.S. Special Operations Command. It was delivered to the 4th SOS — which is based at Hurlburt Field in Florida — in a small unveiling ceremony at Bob Skies Airport in Crestview, Florida.
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    • USAF to undertake centre-wing replacement of Hercules airlifters
      The USAF is to award Lockheed Martin a contract to replace the centre-wing section on an undisclosed number of C-130J/C-130J-30 Hercules transport aircraft. Source: IHS Markit/Patrick Allen

      The US Air Force (USAF) has awarded Lockheed Martin a sole-source contract to replace the centre-wing section on an undisclosed number of C-130J/C-130J-30 Hercules transport aircraft, the service disclosed on 3 March.

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    • Laser pointed at US military cargo plane in Tokyo sparks local police probe
      Japanese police have opened an investigation after someone pointed a laser at two Yokota-based C-130J cargo aircraft Monday evening.

      The incidents occurred near Yokota Air Base in western Tokyo at around 6:30 p.m., a Fussa Police Department spokesman said Wednesday.

      A green laser targeted the Super Hercules from the ground somewhere in the Tokyo town of Mizuho, according to the Mainichi newspaper. It did not cause any damage or injuries and the aircraft did not change course.
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  • prop pitch lock again and again

    I recommend checking the NTS gaps, Low Pitch Stop blade angles, and Torque Retaining Lugs for all 4 propellers, as well as note the results of the in-flight NTS checks.

    Lkuest
    Lkuest
    C-130 Technical

    prop pitch lock again and again

    if a new prop the rtn ports could be plugged in the pitch lock, prop nut and hub, this has happened more then once with a prop form the shop and had cosmoline In the holes, also the sync cannonplug can cause this

    john
    john
    C-130 Technical

    Autopilot Issues

    New primary servo motor for elevators and ailerons installed. System undergoing test. Outcome would be made known. 

    Shola
    Shola
    C-130 Technical

    L3 wins $500m contract to upgrade avionics on 176 C-130Hs

    L3 Technologies has been awarded a $500 million contract for a major avionics upgrade of 176 Lockheed Martin C-130H tactical transports flown by the US Air National Guard and US Air Force (USAF) Reserve Command. The fixed-price-incentive-firm contract is for engineering and manufacturing development through production, as well as training and logistics. The upgrade work is planned to be performed predominantly in Waco, Texas, and is expected to be complete by the end of September 2029.

    Metalbasher
    Metalbasher
    2019

    Autopilot Issues

    C130 autopilot engages but doesn't couple. Coupler/controller,  amplifier and servo motor replaced but discrepancy persists. Anyone with any idea to solve this problem? Thanks. 

    Shola
    Shola
    C-130 Technical

    Last Flying Lockheed L100's / Civil Hercs

    Thanks for the reply Spanner! :)

    Diogo
    Diogo
    C-130 General

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