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Three more C-130Js delivered for US military


HC-130J Combat King II. Photo: Todd R McQueen

MARIETTA, GEORGIA (BNS): Three variants of the C-130J Super Hercules aircraft were recently delivered to US military operators from the Lockheed Martin Aeronautics facility located here.

On March 19, a US Air Force crew took delivery of and ferried an MC-130J Commando II Special Operations tanker aircraft that is assigned to Air Force Special Operations Command's 353rd Special Operations Group at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Lockheed Martin statement said.

The Air Force crew on Tuesday ferried an HC-130J Combat King II personnel recovery aircraft assigned to Air Combat Command's (ACC) 347th Rescue Group at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. That aircraft was officially delivered to the US Government on March 20, it said.

Also on March 19, an HC-130J long-range search and rescue aircraft for the US Coast Guard was delivered and ferried to Lockheed Martin's Greenville, South Carolina, site for post-production modifications, including paint and finishes. This aircraft will be re-delivered to the US Coast Guard in 2016, it added.

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