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US Air Force fuel savings

US Air Force fine-tuning aerodynamics on mobility fleet for fuel savings

After years of research and testing, the C-17 is getting microvanes for improved airflow.

US Air Force trials new engine to enhance ski-equipped LC-130’s polar...

The New York Air Guard’s 109th Airlift Wing recently trialed a new engine for the ski-equipped LC-130 that is poised to improve...
Sweden operates C-130

France, Germany, Sweden launch next-gen FMTC medium airlifter program

The governments of France, Germany and Sweden signed an agreement to launch the Future Mid-Size Tactical Cargo (FMTC) program that is poised...
Kiwi Hercules in UK for Ukraine support

New Zealand C-130 Hercules home after 60 days of Ukraine support...

The Royal New Zealand Air Force C-130 Hercules transporter and a team of personnel that were deployed to Europe in support of...
Embraer beats Lockheed Martin in Dutch airlifter program

Dutch pick Embraer C-390M over Lockheed’s C-1300J as new transport aircraft

In a surprise move, the Dutch defense ministry picked Embraer's C-390 over Lockheed's C-130J airlifter, which had widely been believed to be the favorite.
Swedish Air Force C-130

Sweden replacing old C-130Hs with Italian C-130J airlifters

The Swedish defense ministry has decided not to upgrade its ageing C-130H airlifter, opting instead for the purchase of newer Italian C-130J...
Upgraded C-130H cockpit

US Air Force readies avionics overhaul for older C-130 airlifters

The $690 million project is a significant avionics upgrade for 124 C-130Hs and 10 LC-130H airframes.
New Zealand Air Force C-130H

New Zealand deploys C-130 Hercules to Europe to support Ukraine

New Zealand is also contributing further $13.1M, to include $7.5M for weapons and ammunition and $4.1m to support commercial satellite access for Ukraine.
US Donates C-130 to Jordan

After Niger, US donates C-130 aircraft to Jordan

The United States transferred two of three C-130 transport aircraft to Jordan in a ceremony organized by the Royal Jordanian Air Force...

Niger receives second of three C-130H Hercules from the US

The United States have delivered a second former US Air Force C-130H Hercules transport aircraft to the Nigerien Armed Forces.

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