What does an MC 130 do?
The MC-130H Combat Talon II provides infiltration, exfiltration and resupply of special operations forces and equipment in hostile or denied territory. Secondary missions include psychological operations, and helicopter and vertical lift air refueling.
How much does a C 130J cost?
In November 2019 the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress of the potential sale of five C-130Js, 24 engines and related equipment for an estimated cost of US$1.4 billion. The sale was confirmed in June 2020, with the planes expected to be delivered between 2024 and 2025.
How many C 130J are there in the Air Force?
The base currently operates a fleet of 47 aircraft. The US Government awarded a Multiyear II contract to Lockheed Martin in December 2015 for 78 C-130J aircraft. USAF received two more C-130J Super Hercules aircraft in June 2016.
Are C-130 pressurized?
From the beginning, the C-130 has featured a large, unobstructed, fully-pressurized cargo hold that can rapidly be reconfigured for the carriage of troops, stretchers, passengers or airdrops of troops and/or equipment into battle zones.
How much is a C 17 worth?
December 3/20: Canada Canada will receive new equipment for its Royal Canadian Air Force C-17 transport planes, the US government announced. The DoS approved the upcoming sale that is estimated to cost $275 million and the US Congress has been notified of the proposed deal.
What is the purpose of the MC-130J Commando II?
The MC-130J Commando II multimission 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.
What kind of refuelling system does MC-130J have?
The MC-130J is equipped with an advanced cargo-handling system and the onboard universal air refuelling receptacle slipway installation (UARRSI) allows it to receive fuel in-flight from boom-equipped tanker aircraft such as the KC-135 and KC-10.
Is there going to be a C-130J Combat Shadow?
Previously known as the Combat Shadow II, it is an improved variant of the C-130J aircraft and is expected to replace the ageing fleet of MC-130E and P tankers.