Stamp Of Approval
The Air Force
has certified Lockheed Martin's HC-130J Combat King II and MC-130J Commando II
aircraft as "effective, suitable and mission capable," according to a Nov. 1
company statement. The aircraft were certified by the Air Force Operational
Test and Evaluation Center, headquartered at Kirtland Air Force Base, NM. The
HC-130J is Air Combat Command's personnel recovery and search and rescue aircraft,
and the MC-130J is used by Air Force Special Operations Command. Currently, the
service is recapitalizing its C-130 aircraft with new C-130J variants.
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