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  • C-130 News: Epic team effort leads to operational test of NPC and NPC Lite

    By Lt. Col. Paul Hendrickson , Materiel Leader, Agile Combat Support Directorate, CBRN Defense Systems / Published June 05, 2020 JOINT BASE CHARLESTON (JBC), S.C.  – One month since the successful flight demonstration of the Negatively Pressurized Conex (NPC) proof-of-concept, a team of experts from across the country continue to work tirelessly to finalize the design and ensure the safety and effectiveness of both the NPC and NPC Lite (NPCL) next phase builds.  The first NPCL was deli

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    Metalbasher
    2020 C-130 News 1

    C-130 News: US military plane crashes into Iraqi base, no fatalities reported

    A U.S. military plane crashed into an Iraqi military base north of the capital on Monday without causing fatalities, the U.S.-led coalition said. Separately, a rocket landed on the periphery of Baghdad airport, the Iraqi military said, without providing further details. There were no reported casualties or damage. The crash of the C-130 in Iraq’s Camp Taji injured four servicemen and was deemed an accident, spokesman for the U.S.-led coalition Myles Caggins told the Associated Press.

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    casey
    2020 C-130 News 2

    C-130 News: A New Era Takes Flight

    A rainy June 2, 2020, was a historic day for the 39th Rescue Squadron as aircrew members flew the first fully operational HC-130J Combat King II training mission.   This first operational flight marks an important milestone for the 39th RQS because the HC-130J replaced the HC-130 P/N as the only Air Force dedicated fixed-wing personnel recovery platform. The new aircraft came directly off the production line from Lockheed Martin and went straight to the flight line earlier just two mo

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    casey
    2020 C-130 News

    C-130 News: New Zealand military buys 5 Lockheed Hercules planes for $1B

    New Zealand's military said Friday it will buy five Super Hercules transport planes from Lockheed Martin for $1 billion. The planes will replace the military's existing fleet of Hercules, all of which are more than 50 years old and have been involved in a series of embarrassing breakdowns over recent years. Defense Minister Ron Mark said the new planes will be used for operations in New Zealand, the South Pacific and Antarctica. “Generations of New Zealanders have grown up and gro

    casey
    casey
    2020 C-130 News 1

    C-130 News: Lockheed Martin delivers final C-130J Multi-Year 2 aircraft to the Pentagon

    Lockheed Martin provided the final of 86 C-130 Super Hercules aircraft that were part of a Multi-Year 2 contract announced in December 2015 when it delivered a KC-130J tanker-transport platform to a US Marine Corps (USMC) reserve squadron on 28 May. The KC-130J is assigned to Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron (VMGR-452), the Marine Forces Reserve squadron at Stewart Air National Guard Base in New York. KC-130s are operated in support of the Marine Air-Ground Task Force (MAGTF) comma

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    casey
    2020 C-130 News

    C-130 News: Austria awards C-130 avionics modification contract to Marshall

    Following on from the Night Vision System upgrade modification of the Flight Management System in 2017, Marshall ADG will now design and update the Electronic Flight Instrument System displays, Standby Instrument and Flight Management System across the fleet. “We’re thrilled to be awarded the contract to do this avionics modification work, which will extend the current capabilities of the aircraft,” said Duncan Eldridge, Managing Director of Marshall ADG’s Military Aerospace business.

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  • US Air Force gets colour TV upgrade for Litening targeting pods

    US Air Force gets colour TV upgrade for Litening targeting pods By Garrett Reim9 July 2020 The US Air Force (USAF) has placed an initial order for colour video feed upgrades to some of its Northrop Grumman Litening targeting pods. The number of targeting pods to receive upgrades and the value of the contract were not disclosed in Northrop’s 7 July announcement. Source: Northrop Grumman Litening pod footage after colour TV upgrade Litening target

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    Metalbasher
    2020

    Last AC-130U, Gets Black Letter

    In 14 years I managed to get my acft. on a black initial once but it didn't last long.  

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    larry myers
    2020

    Prints Avaliable for Purchase.

    I’ve been off the site for quite a while, and was surprised to not find the Print Shop after the site update. Is it gone or did I not look hard enough?

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    C-130 Prints

    Last AC-130U, Gets Black Letter

    I guess nobody noticed the rat running up the crew steps!😁   Just sayin, Ken

    Mt.crewchief
    Mt.crewchief
    2020

    Last AC-130U, Gets Black Letter

    Gimme the BPO work cards and 1 hour, and I'll throw down three "red-x's" and 20 "/'s"

    Lkuest
    Lkuest
    2020

    The Blue Angels' New Fat Albert C-130J In All Its Glory

    The ex-Royal Air Force C-130J is presently in the United Kingdom undergoing final checks. By Joseph TrevithickJune 30, 2020 USN   The U.S. Navy's Blue Angels have finally given us our first full look at the ex-Royal Air Force C-130J Hercules that will take on the role of Fat Albert. The flight demonstration team teased the arrival of this aircraft and its new paint scheme, which will replace the already retired C-130T that they had previously used as their squadron t

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    Metalbasher
    2020

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