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Navy, Marines Test Improvements to Hellfire Spitting KC-130J
The U.S. Navy is testing an upgraded weapon kit for the KC-130J Harvest HAWK to provide close support for Marine and special operations forces. The HH+ is an upgrade to the original Harvest HAWK roll-on, roll-off precision strike package weapons system. The team also develops an engineering change proposal (ECP) to improve the Hellfire weapons capacity on the aircraft and ensure the KJ platform is sensor-shooter, electronic warfare and digitally interoperable capable.
Government loyalists close in on Yemen’s largest air base
Fighters loyal to Yemen’s government-in-exile on Friday clashed with Houthis inside the rebel-held Al-Anad Air Base, the country’s largest, after capturing most of the surrounding area.
A View to a Kill – AC-130 Gunship Style
New helmet sights to be introduced on U.S. Air Force AC-130W Stinger II gunships in the next two years will improve situational awareness and...
New ‘Samson’ C-130J Super Hercules Aircraft Lands in Israel
In a ceremony held today at the Nevatim Israel Air Force base, the new C-130J Super Hercules military aircraft landed in Israel. The new...
Parallel to the Acquisition of C-130J, the IAF is Upgrading Part...
While the first of three C-130J 'Shimshon' Super Hercules transport aircraft destined for Israel is shaping up at Lockheed Martin's assembly line at Marietta, GA, the IAF is also embarking on the modernization of its existing C-130Hs through a comprehensive modernization program. Elbit Systems announced today that it has been selected to upgrade C-130H Hercules transport aircraft for the IAF.
Military Transports to Safely Fly Low-Level IFR with new Terrain Following...
By opening the night and enabling safe, low-level flight under limited-visibility conditions, the TF/TA system enables tactical transport aircraft to fly in low-level, limited visibility flight conditions using ‘terrain following and avoidance’ profiles
HDT Presents the Storm SRTV for Special Ops
HDT is showing at the Modern Day Marine its new Storm SRTV, developed in conjunction with Special Operations Forces.
Enhanced T56 Engine Could save Billions in C-130H Operating Costs
The US Air Force began testing a C-130H Hercules tactical transport aircraft powered by an enhanced T-56 engine that could save $2 Billion, keeping the Hercules flying until 2040.
New AC-130J Gunship In Production
The first MC-130J Commando II that will be converted to become an AC-130J Gunship is being built at the Lockheed Martin C-130 production facility here. The AC-130J will be equipped with a Precision Strike Package creating the U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command's newest gunship. Sixteen AC-130Js are planned with an Initial Operating Capability scheduled for 2015.
Elbit Systems Awarded Korean C-130H Upgrade Contract
Elbit Systems announced it has been awarded a contract valued at US$62 million to upgrade the Korean Air Force C-130 transport aircraft. Under the contract, the C-130 aircraft will be installed with advanced electronic systems; the part of the existing, mechanical and analog cockpit instrumentation will be modernized into electronic, digital "Glass-Cockpit" using Elbit Systems' cutting-edge digital flight displays.
HC-130J Combat King II
The HC-130J is replacing the Air Combat Command's aging HC-130P/N fleet as the dedicated fixed-wing personnel recovery platform in the Air Force inventory. Lockheed Martin delivered the first of 11 aircraft on order on September 24, 2011.
Raytheon Deploys Miniature Air Launched Decoys From C-130 Cargo Aircraft
A recent air launching demonstration of two Miniature Air Launched Decoy (MALD) instrumented shapes from the ramp of a C-130 Hercules, employed the new Raytheon-developed and funded MALD Cargo Air Launched System (MCALS), opening the door for 'non traditional' counter-air support operations.
AFSOC MC-130W Combat Spear turned into a Dragon Spear
The MC-130W Combat Spear conducts infiltration, exfiltration and resupply of U.S. and Allied Special Operations Forces. The MC-130W has the most technologically advanced refueling system...
Griffin & Small Tactical Munition (STM)
The Griffin developed by Raytheon was publicly displayed at AUSA 2010. The missile, described by the manufacturer as a 'Real Time Attack System', weighs...
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