Friday, November 2, 2012
U.S. Air Force: C-130J Super Hercules Variants ‘Mission Capable’
The U.S. Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center has declared the Lockheed Martin HC-130J Combat King II and the MC-130J Commando II aircraft to be “mission capable.”
The MC-130J is a special operations tanker aircraft for the Air Force Special Operations Command, and the HC-130J is a search and rescue aircraft for the Air Combat Command. The Air Force has contracted Lockheed Martin to provide 27 MC-130Js and 15 HC-130Js.
"This further demonstrates the amazing flexibility of the C-130J. We took a KC-130J tanker and, through in-line production design changes and significant capability enhancements, produced the current HC and MC aircraft," said George Shultz, Lockheed Martin vice president and general manager for C-130 programs.