Thursday, March 31, 2011
MARIETTA, Ga. – Lockheed Martin rolled out the first aircraft in a new fleet of MC-130J Combat Shadow IIs for the U.S. Air Force’s Special Operations Command during a ceremony in Georgia Tuesday. Lockheed Martin is contracted to build 15 MC 130Js to begin replacing the current fleet. The U.S. Air Force is authorized to acquire up to 20 MC-130Js against an approved requirement for 37. (Source: Lockheed Martin, 03/29/11) Gulf Coast note: The U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command is headquartered at Hurlburt Field, Fla.