Lockheed Martin finished developmental testing for the HC-130J

MARIETTA, Ga., 24 March 2011. Lockheed Martin engineers finished developmental testing on the U.S. Air Force Air Combat Command's HC-130J personnel recovery aircraft. Air-to-air refueling marked the final test and was achieved this month.

Mar 24th, 2011
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Posted by John McHaleMARIETTA, Ga., 24 March 2011. Lockheed Martin engineers finished developmental testing on the U.S. Air Force Air Combat Command's HC-130J personnel recovery aircraft.Air-to-air refueling marked the final test and was achieved this month. This was the first refueling of an HC-130J, and the first ever boom refueling of a C-130 where the aircraft's refueling receiver was installed during aircraft production. This test point also applies to the MC-130J Combat Shadow II aircraft in production for Air Force Special Operations Command. Rollout of the first MC-130J will be celebrated at the Lockheed Martin facility in Marietta, Ga. on March 29. The first HC-130Js and MC-130Js will start deliveries in August with Initial Operational Capability for both scheduled for 2012.
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