Sierra Nevada to provide secure mission-critical data communications for MC-130J Special Forces aircraft

The AbMN enables aircrew aboard MC-130J aircraft to send and receive mission-critical data from tactical and operational nodes in the battlespace, writes John Keller for Military & Aerospace Electronics.

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ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. – U.S. Air Force avionics experts are asking Sierra Nevada Corp. in Sparks, Nev., to enable a special operations version of the Lockheed Martin C-130J four-engine turboprop aircraft to send and transmit secure mission-critical data, writes John Keller for Military & Aerospace ElectronicsContinue reading original article

The Intelligent Aerospace take:

December 3, 2019-The MC-130J also performs infiltration, exfiltration, and resupply of Special Forces by air or by land inside of politically sensitive or hostile territories. The MC-130J primarily flies missions at night to reduce probability of visual acquisition and intercept by airborne threats. Its secondary mission includes the airdrop of leaflets.

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Jamie Whitney, Associate Editor
Intelligent Aerospace

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