Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Hercules Upgraded

The Marines recently received the first upgraded KC-130T Hercules from Lockheed-Martin. The upgraded defensive systems and night vision lighting put the aircraft on par with the newer KC-130J models. Lockheed-Martin completed the upgrades in about five months, but is expecting future upgrades of the other KC-130Ts to only take about three or four months. After a few months of flight testing, the upgraded KC-130T is scheduled to return to Marine Aerial Refueler Squadron 234 based in Fort Worth, Texas.

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