Super Herc's Now Available In Special Ops, Air Combat Command
Lockheed Martin briefed reporters at the Farnborough
International Airshow this week about new configurations and new
technologies for the C-130J Super Hercules. Company officials
provided details of the new HC-130J and MC-130J configurations,
recently selected by the US Air Force to replace the aging fleets
of both Air Combat Command and Special Operations Command aircraft.
Additionally, three new technologies related to mission planning,
mapping and GPS systems were also unveiled.
Engine Offered As Second Option For F-35 Lightning II
The GE Rolls-Royce Fighter Engine Team told attendees this week
in Farnborough it recently completed Short Take Off, Vertical
Landing (STOVL) testing on an F136 engine at GE testing facility at
Peebles, OH. The team is developing the F136 as an alternative
powerplant for all variants of the F-35 Lightning II aircraft for
the US military and eight partner nations.
Lockheed Martin's F-22 Raptor air dominance fighter made its
international air show debut outside North America earlier
this week at the Royal International Air Tattoo, held at RAF
Fairford. The US Air Force F-22 Aerial Demonstration Team put the
aircraft through its paces Monday, demonstrating its