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MC-130J rollout accelerates AFSOC recapitalization

MC-130J rollout accelerates AFSOC recapitalization

Air Force Special Operations Command officials welcomed the latest variant of the MC-130 at a rollout ceremony held at Lockheed Martin’s Marietta, Ga., factory recently. The rollout accelerates AFSOC commander Lt. Gen. Donald C. Wurster’s priority to recapitalize the fleet […]


First Special Operations MC-130J Combat Shadow II Rolls Out

First Special Operations MC-130J Combat Shadow II Rolls Out

Lockheed Martin rolled out the first aircraft in a new fleet of MC-130J Combat Shadow IIs for the U.S. Air Force’s Special Operations Command (AFSOC) during a ceremony here today. Lt. Gen. Donald C. Wurster, commander, Air Force Special Operations […]


5th C-17 Globemaster III Aircraft for Australia

5th C-17 Globemaster III Aircraft for Australia

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress today of a possible Foreign Military Sale to Australia of a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $300 million. The Government of […]


10th C-27A Delivered to Afghan Air Force

10th C-27A Delivered to Afghan Air Force

Alenia North America, a subsidiary of Alenia Aeronautica and part of the Finmeccanica group, announced that it had delivered the 10th of 20 C-27/G-222 aircraft to the Afghanistan Air Force (AAF). This plane had been used for pilot training and […]


Air Mobility key to outpost sustainability

Air Mobility key to outpost sustainability

For service members assigned to small military outposts strategically placed throughout Afghanistan’s most rugged landscape, air mobility is the key to mission success. “We have outposts all over the place here,” said Army Lt. Col. David Preston, a member of […]


C-17s deliver largest OEF fuel resupply

C-17s deliver largest OEF fuel resupply

Afghanistan: Three C-17 Globemaster IIIs carrying 120 bundles dropped the largest resupply of fuel ever to a remote military outpost in Afghanistan. Throughout the span of two days, Jan. 29 through 30, Soldiers hustled to collect the pallets, store them […]


Germany to take fewer A400M planes

Germany to take fewer A400M planes

Germany will take delivery of only 40 of the 53 Airbus A400M military transport planes it has ordered, the parliamentary budget committee decided Wednesday, in a further blow to the troubled project. Deputies signed off on the revised project, which […]


C-17 marks 2 millionth flight hour during airdrop

C-17 Globemaster III aircraft

SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE: This month, the C-17 Globemaster III celebrated its two millionth flight hour. As a testament to the C-17 mission tempo, the aircraft passed its two millionth flight hour just four years after passing its first million-hour […]


Fourth Airbus Military A400M Makes First Flight

Fourth Airbus Military A400M Makes First Flight

The fourth Airbus Military A400M military airlifter has made its first flight – the culmination of a highly successful 2010 which also saw the fleet of Grizzly development aircraft complete just over 1,000 hours flight-time and 300 flights. Known as […]


 
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