Lockheed Martin has completed the initial delivery of a new search-and-rescue aircraft to the U.S. National Guard. The HC-130J Combat King II aircraft is the first of four to be delivered. The National Guard's 102nd Rescue Squadron will operate the aircraft from Francis S. Grabreski Air National Guard Base in New York, the company said Thursday.
The California Air National Guard received its first combat search and rescue tanker aircraft developed by Lockheed Martin on April 5. Lockheed said Friday the 129th Rescue Wing will operate the HC-130J Combat King II from the Moffett Air National Guard Base in California. The 129th RQW intends to replace its existing fleet of MC-130P Combat Shadow aircraft with four […] More