Lockheed Martin delivered two new C-130J Super Hercules aircraft to the U.S. Air Force last week, the company said.
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Lockheed Martin delivered two new C-130J Super Hercules aircraft to the U.S. Air Force last week, the company announced Wednesday.
Airmen from Moody Air Force Base visited Lockheed's Marietta, Ga., facility on June 9 to ferry a new HC-130J Combat King II, the company said in a statement.
The HC-130J is the service's only dedicated fixed-wing personnel recovery platform and is flown by the U.S. Air Combat Command.
Another Air Force crew arrived on June 10 to ferry a MC-130J Commando II, a multi-mission combat transport/special operations tanker, Lockheed said.
That aircraft is assigned to the U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command out of Cannon Air Force Base, N.M.
The C-130J has more than 1.2 million hours of flying combat, special operations, humanitarian, aerial refueling, firefighting and search and rescue missions under its belt, Lockheed said.
The airlifter can perform a variety of missions in austere environments.
(Geoff Ziezulewicz - UPI)