KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (AFNS) — The 772nd Expeditionary Airlift Squadron executed the first combat Extracted Container Delivery System, or XCDS, airdrop April 29, successfully demonstrating the increased accuracy that this new technology provides.
The new airdrop method is designed to… Continue reading
PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. (AFNS) — Despite the winter-like weather, Colorado Air Force reservists and their active-duty counterparts were recertified April 19-23 here to respond to wildland fires.
The 302nd Airlift Wing, the Air Force Reserve’s only organization with… Continue reading
Rockwell Collins’ Flight2™ avionics system has been selected for the Royal Air Force of Oman’s C-130 upgrade program. The equipment will be installed on three aircraft with work scheduled to begin in 2013.
“Royal Air Force of Oman pilots will… Continue reading
Following agreement between the Governments of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom, under the Saudi British Defence Co-operation Programme, Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, has signed a contract to provide support for engines powering the Royal… Continue reading
National Harbor, US – Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, and the US Air Force are conducting flight tests for an enhancement for the T56 turboprop engine, which powers the C-130H transport aircraft. The Series 3.5 Engine Enhancement is designed… Continue reading
Lockheed Martin And Marshall Aerospace Sign Agreement To Increase C-130 Hercules Refurbishment Capability
Farnborough, England, July 9, 2012 – Lockheed Martin has signed an agreement authorizing Marshall Aerospace to become the world’s first commercial company to install C-130 Center Wing Boxes (CWB). Marshall Aerospace is also the first C-130J Heavy Maintenance Centre (HMC)… Continue reading
7/2/2012 – PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. (AFNS) — At approximately 6 p.m. MDT July 1, a Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System equipped C-130 aircraft supporting firefighting missions crashed in the southwest corner of South Dakota. The aircraft was supporting… Continue reading
Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, has secured contract extensions, which will see the company provide ongoing support for engines on the UK’s C-130 Hercules transport and VC10 tanker fleets. The contracts are worth almost £100 million to Rolls-Royce.
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Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, and the United States Air Force will soon begin flight tests of an engine upgrade for the T56 turboprop engine, which powers the C-130H transport aircraft. The Series 3.5 upgrade is designed to deliver… Continue reading
Thai Aviation Industries completes final upgrade of Royal Thai Air Force C-130 aircraft with Rockwell Collins Flight2™ avionics system
Company “unmatched” in number of CNS/ATM avionics upgrades for C-130s
Rockwell Collins recently completed the Thailand C-130 Avionics Upgrade Program, led by Thai Aviation Industries (TAI), adding to the company’s extensive record of providing communications, navigation, surveillance/air traffic management (CNS/ATM)… Continue reading
MARIETTA, Ga., Jan. 30, 2012 – Lockheed Martin’s [NYSE: LMT] C-130 Hercules program has reached yet another historic milestone with the delivery of its 2400th aircraft. The aircraft is an MC-130J Combat Shadow II assigned to U.S. Air Force Special… Continue reading
The C-130 ATS II program provides a comprehensive academic and simulation training program for C-130… Continue reading