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Their arrival marked a milestone in a transformation that is now in its 18th month, as the NCNG's 145th Airlift Wing transitions from the C-130 Hercules to the C-17. The last C-130 flew from Charlotte late last year. They will eventually be replaced by eight C-17s. The C-17 is larger than its cousin. It can ...
A C-17 Globemaster III, sits on the flightline at Joint Base Charleston, S.C., as it is prepared for transfer to the Charlotte Air National Guard, N.C., April 4, 2018. The Charlotte Air National Guard Base will receive four jets from Charleston and four jets from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wa. (U.S. Air Force photo ...

A brief clip of an official video from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, has appeared online, showing what looks to be a C-130 Hercules-type aircraft deploying or recovering a prototype unmanned system as part of the Gremlins drone swarm program. This is the first actual ...
It was the first crash of an Algerian military plane since February 2014, when a U.S.-built C-130 Hercules turboprop slammed into a mountain in Algeria, killing at least 76 people and leaving just one survivor. The four-engine Il-76 made its maiden voyage in 1997, according to Aviation Safety Network.
After teasing that the U.S. would be withdrawing from the war in Syria, President Donald Trump has reluctantly agreed to keep American troops in the war-torn nation. Defense Secretary James Mattis and other officials made the case to Trump that the fight against ISIS was almost finished but a complete ...
Lockheed Martin sees opportunity for new aircraft sales and upgrades in Latin America thanks to a bevy of older C-130 Hercules cargo aircraft throughout the region, according to a company official. Tom Wetherall, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics director of business development for air mobility and maritime ...

RAF MILDENHALL, England — Almost 50 years ago Sgt. Paul Adams Meyer, a U.S. Air Force assistant crew chief, got drunk, impersonated an officer and stole a C-130 Hercules from RAF Mildenhall in England so he could fly home to his new wife. Two hours later he crashed into the English Channel.
Maj. Gordon Marty, a C-130 pilot and instructor with the 139th Airlift Wing, a Missouri Air National Guard Unit stationed at Rosecrans Air National Guard Base in St. Joseph, will speak about his experiences flying the iconic four-engine transport aircraft, pictured here, during a Hawk Road Flyers aviation club ...
Now wreck divers are hoping to find the lost USAF C-130 Hercules transport aircraft and uncover the truth behind what must be Meyer's last night on Earth, LiveScience reports. According to military reports, Meyer desperately missed his wife back home in Virginia while stationed at an air base in England.
On that date, Sgt. Paul Meyer, a U.S. Air Force (USAF) mechanic stationed at an air base in eastern England, hijacked the USAF C-130 Hercules and took off to fly it solo back to the United States. Military reports of the incident show that Meyer and the aircraft disappeared from radar over the English ...
Ultimately, the plan is to also develop a heavy lift helicopter and a super-size platform with a payload capacity equivalent to that of existing fixed-wing tactical aircraft such as the Lockheed C-130 Hercules and Airbus A400M Atlas. In order to ensure that FVL can achieve its ambitious goals, the Army began ...
Cargo is off loaded from a US Air Force C-130 Hercules at an undisclosed location in Syria on February 06, 2018. Photo: Tech. Sgt. Gregory Brook | US Air Force. ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – The US military has up to 20 bases on Syrian territories controlled by Kurdish forces, an official from the Russian ...
The fixed-wing aircraft's body is manufactured by Lockheed Martin and was transformed into a combat plane by Boeing. The original troop-transport version is called the Lockheed C-130 Hercules—hence the movie reference—and the AC-130 is a variant of that aircraft. “The U.S. Air Force has been using ...
"We need massive assistance," Powi said. "We need food, infrastructure maintenance, and to bring comfort to our people who are homeless and displaced." Australia's government said it was providing a C-130 Hercules to conduct aerial surveillance and provide logistical support. "We are saddened to hear ...
"We need massive assistance," Powi said. "We need food, infrastructure maintenance, and to bring comfort to our people who are homeless and displaced." Australia's government said it was providing a C-130 Hercules to conduct aerial surveillance and provide logistical support. "We are saddened to hear ...
“This is a great opportunity for our professional workforce and we welcome this opportunity to provide first-class sustainment of the C-130 Hercules fleet,” ... The C-130 Hercules, still being built at the Lockheed-Martin plant in Marietta, is known as a workhorse that is capable of a wide variety of missions.
The C-130 Hercules, still being built at the Lockheed-Martin plant in Marietta, is known as a workhorse that is capable of a wide variety of missions. The Navy uses it for transport of troops and cargo, as well as aerial refueling and close air support. The four-engine, propeller driven plane can also be used for ...

The C-130 Hercules primarily performs the tactical portion of the airlift mission, according to the Air Force website. The aircraft is capable of operating from rough, dirt strips and is the prime transport for airdropping troops and equipment into hostile areas. The C-130 operates throughout the U.S. Air Force, ...
Singapore (Taiwan News) -- In the wake of a deadly magnitude 6.0 quake which struck eastern Taiwan on Feb. 6 and caused four buildings to collapse in Hualien, Singapore is reportedly sending a crew on a transport aircraft to Taiwan to assist in rescue efforts. Singaporean aviation fans at the Singapore ...
SOUTHWEST ASIA -- On September 26, 2005, six women assigned to the 737th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron under the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing, made history and became the first all-female C-130 Hercules crew to fly in combat. More than a decade later, a few members of the group reflected on ...
The Blue Angels added a C-130 Hercules to the team in 1970. In 2017, the U.S. Marine Corps grounded its fleet of C-130Ts after a tragic accident over Mississippi that killed 16 personnel. Despite the grounding, the show must go on, and the Blue Angels need a new Fat Albert. As it turns out, the RAF has ...
The Stephenville Airport remains a choice among many squadrons that require refuelling during their transatlantic flight and a number of C-130 Hercules aircraft have been scheduling Stephenville for that purpose. Hynes said the friendships the airport has fostered with the U.S. Air National Guard is paying ...
“We need massive assistance,” Powi said. “We need food, infrastructure maintenance, and to bring comfort to our people who are homeless and displaced.” Australia's government said it was providing a C-130 Hercules to conduct aerial surveillance and provide logistical support. “We are saddened to hear ...
"We need massive assistance," Powi said. "We need food, infrastructure maintenance, and to bring comfort to our people who are homeless and displaced." Australia's government said it was providing a C-130 Hercules to conduct aerial surveillance and provide logistical support. "We are saddened to hear ...
At 2:45 a.m. on Friday, an Air Force Lockheed C-130 Hercules from McClellan AFB, California, flying at 30,000 feet, reported a rough “fix” on the Starlifter's crash-locator beacon, in the mountains approximately 12 miles southwest of Quilcene in Jefferson County. Ground parties were flown by helicopter to ...
A United Technologies Corp. subsidiary and the Air National Guard have wrapped up an operational evaluation of an airborne reconnaissance platform aboard the General Atomics-built MQ-9 Reaper drone. The 174th attack wing of the New York Air National Guard conducted the assessment of UTC ...
The C-130 Hercules, still being built at the Lockheed-Martin plant in Marietta, is known as a workhorse that is capable of a wide variety of missions. The Navy uses it for transport of troops and cargo, as well as aerial refueling and close air support. The four-engine, propeller driven plane can also be used for ...
A Royal New Zealand Air Force C-130 Hercules carrying aid and a 10-member initial assessment team arrived at Fua'amotu International Airport on Tongatapu yesterday evening. "Tonga is a close neighbour of New Zealand and we stand ready to assist our neighbours in times like these," Air Commodore Kevin McEvoy, ...
“The 914th ARW from Niagara is in the process of transitioning from the C-130 (Hercules cargo planes) to KC-135 (Stratotanker refueling) tankers,” said Waggoner. “They were excited to be a part of Guardian Blitz because it gave them the opportunity to get in plenty of refueling sorties with our A-10s while ...
Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group has received a contract from the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration to continue supporting the Swedish Air Force's fleet of C-130 Hercules aircraft. Under the contract, the company will continue to support the fleet, providing all levels of maintenance, ...
This Super Hercules is an MC-130J Commando II Special Operations aircraft that is assigned to the U.S. Air Force's Special Operations Command (AFSOC). The C-130J Super Hercules is the current production model of the legendary C-130 Hercules aircraft, with operators in 17 nations. To date, the global ...
Ator is an experienced C-130 Hercules instructor/evaluator and functional check pilot and is the author of the syllabi currently used to train all C-130 aircrew in the U.S. In the press release, he was quoted as being very pleased to join AEDC and continue the work of strengthening the state's military growth.
Singapore (Taiwan News) -- In the wake of a deadly magnitude 6.0 quake which struck eastern Taiwan on Feb. 6 and caused four buildings to collapse in Hualien, Singapore is reportedly sending a crew on a transport aircraft to Taiwan to assist in rescue efforts. Singaporean aviation fans at the Singapore ...
The C-130 Hercules primarily performs the tactical portion of the airlift mission, according to the Air Force website. The aircraft is capable of operating from rough, dirt strips and is the prime transport for airdropping troops and equipment into hostile areas. The C-130 operates throughout the U.S. Air Force, ...
SINGAPORE: Honeywell Aerospace will continue to engage with the Malaysian Government for systems upgrade on the country's military jets, the Lockheed C-130 Hercules. Honeywell Aerospace (Defence and Space) vice president of Asia Pacific Tim Van Luven said the company would promote its ...
Portuguese paratroopers board a C-130H3 Hercules at Monte Real Air Base, Portugal, Jan. 29, 2018. The Hercules, from Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Ga., flew the paratroopers as part of exercise Real Thaw 18. Real Thaw 18 is an annual two-week exercise that invites armed forces from various countries ...
When the National Guards traded up to more versatile planes like the C-130 Hercules, this particular Stratofighter was sent to the Air Force boneyard at the Davis-Monthan Air Force Base near Tucson, Arizona. With its low humidity and scant rainfall, Davis-Monthan is a natural choice for keeping old planes ...
The air company Gulf Air Group has conducted multiple flights of its C-130 military transport planes to counter-terrorism hot spots in the Near East and the Sahel since the beginning of January. Back in 2006, the small Florida-based company, which changed its name from Tepper Aviation in November 2016 ...
It's said that the Taiwanese Air Force has been standing by to deploy transport aircraft, including the versatile tactical airlifter C-130 Hercules, to transport tens of thousands of passengers from Kinmen, in what could become the largest civilian airlift operation by the island's military in peacetime. It may also ...
MANILA — The Philippine Air Force (PAF) is allocating the sum of PHP47.8.million for the acquisition of parts and services needed for the repair and overhaul of the engine assembly of one of its Lockheed “Hercules” C-130T cargo aircraft with tail number 5011.
The U.S. and Australia are due to join the search for survivors from a ferry that sank near the remote Pacific nation of Kiribati after seven people were rescued from a lifeboat, officials said Monday. A New Zealand military plane used radar to find the wooden dinghy Sunday, more than a week after a ferry ...
A Canadian Forces Griffon helicopter flies over a displaced persons camp near Erbil, Iraq on Feb. 20, 2017. Up to four Griffon helicopters remain in the region as well as two C-130 Hercules transport aircraft, a CC-150 Polaris air-to-air refueller, and up to 200 special operations forces. (Ryan Remiorz / THE ...
The U.S. Coast Guard flew Coral on a C-130 Hercules transport aircraft that arrived at Naval Air Station North Island Friday afternoon. From there, the SeaWorld Rescue Team brought Coral to their Animal Health and Rescue Center. “It is bittersweet to send her down here to San Diego," Amy Olsen, a lab ...
AL UDEID AIR BASE, Qatar, Jan. 18, 2018 — The 379th Expeditionary Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron deployed here is one of only two aeromedical evacuation squadrons in the U.S. Central Command area of operations available to remove wounded warriors from the battlefield and ensure they get the medical care ...
The special forces are also dealing with poor servicing of C-130 Hercules airlifters. “We are confronted ... essentially with an industrial problem,” Fontant said. “Perhaps the change of the service company will solve the problem.” Ogma, a Portuguese company, provides service for the C-130. “In any case, we ...
The Compass Call program dates to the 1980s and involves C-130 Hercules transport aircraft fitted with electronic jamming devices and a crew of 13, including four cryptologic linguists. The idea is that linguists would identify important radio frequencies used by enemy forces and jam them, particularly ...
The Compass Call program dates to the 1980s and involves C-130 Hercules transport aircraft fitted with electronic jamming devices and a crew of 13, including four cryptologic linguists. The idea is that linguists would identify important radio frequencies used by enemy forces and jam them, particularly ...
Cascade Aerospace has been contracted to modernise avionics on a C-130 Hercules aircraft for the Mexican Air Force (FAM), the company announced on 11 January. The programme includes installation and integration of the Rockwell Collins Flight2 digital avionics suite. This contract follows the recent ...
The C-130J Super Hercules is the latest model of the C-130 Hercules cargo aircraft, which began production in 1954 and is the longest continuously running military production line in history, with every production C-130 having been built in Marietta. In December 2015, the company announced the Marietta ...
Iraqi Air Force Brig. Gen. Husni Khazaal Al maliki, Al Muthana Technical Wing commander and Lt. Col. Ronald Llantada, 770th Air Expeditionary Advisor Squadron commander speak at a graduation ceremony, Dec. 27, 2017. The Iraqi Air Force certified their first 7-level craftsman C-130 Hercules ...


 

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