U.S. Air Force Receives Additional MC-130J Commando II

01.09.2015 North America
U.S. Air Force Receives Additional MC-130J Commando II

U.S. Air Force Receives Additional MC-130J Commando II

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A crew from the U.S. Air Force ferried a new MC-130J Commando II aircraft assigned to Air Force Special Operations Command to Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico, from the Lockheed Martin facility in Marietta, Georgia.

The Commando II supports missions such as in-flight refueling, infiltration/exfiltration, and aerial delivery and resupply of special operations forces.

The MC-130J Commando II multi-mission combat transport/special operations tanker, assigned to the Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC), delivers increased combat performance to the warfighter with its more powerful engines and unique features.

As it replaces the older MC-130E/H Combat Talon I/II and MC-130P Combat Shadow II aircraft, the MC-130J provides AFSOC with a modern aircraft capable of worldwide employment for missions requiring clandestine single- or multi-ship low-level aerial refueling of Special Operation Force vertical and tilt-rotor aircraft and/or infiltration, resupply and exfiltration by airdrop, or landing on remote airfields.

Photo by Andrew McMurtrie
 
 

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