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German budget commitee approves the purchase of 6 C-130 airlifters
The C-130 Hercules cargo aircraft will be stationed in Evreux in Normandy where France already operates the same type of aircraft A German parliamentary source has told Reuters that the budget committee of the lower house of parliament has approved the purchase of six C-130 airlifters. The package includes the procurement of spare parts, maintenance of the aircraft in the first...
KC-130J has completed successful Harvest HAWK Plus testing
The Harvest HAWK Plus mission is to provide the U.S. Marine Corps with extended endurance multi-sensor imagery, reconnaissance and on-call close air support capabilities The Tactical Airlift Program Office (PMA-207) Integrated Warfighting Capability (IWC) Weapons team has completed a successful five-week developmental and integrated test (DT/IT) live fire event utilizing a newly configured KC-130J with an improved variant of the...
VMGR-352 KC-130J loss of pressurization
The KC-130J aircrew expertly executed appropriate procedures and safely landed at MCAS Miramar On Aug. 15, 2017 at approximately 11:20 A.M., a KC-130J belonging to Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron (VMGR) 352 departed Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Miramar with 46 passengers and experienced a loss of pressurization at 21,000 feet during a scheduled training mission. As reported by a U.S....
VMGR-452 is the only USMC unit still using the KC-130T More details have emerged on the crash of a U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) KC-130T into a soybean field in Mississippi on Jul. 10. The aircraft, BuNo. 16500, suffered an emergency at cruise altitude, said Brig. Gen. Bradley S. James, commander of the Fourth Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Forces Reserve, to The...
The ADGR offers to VMFA-121 F-35s the ability to refuel by C-130 aircraft in austere locations when other resources aren’t available On Apr. 11, 2017 U.S. Marines with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron (VMGR) 152 conducted aviation delivered ground refueling (ADGR) with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 121 at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Iwakuni. As explained by Lance Cpl. Joseph...
The Osprey pilots line their probes up with the KC-130 baskets, than the tilt-rotor slightly increases its speed to move its probe into the paradrogue Taken on Oct. 20, 2016 the cool photos in this article feature U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) MV-22B Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft assigned to Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One (MAWTS-1) receiving fuel from a KC-130J Super...

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