C-130 Hercules News
AFSOC conducts live-fire exercise with Rapid Dragon
Two Air Force Special Operations Command wings partnered in a total force initiative to conduct the first live-fire demonstration of Rapid Dragon, a long-range palletized munitions system, in the U.S. European Command theater over And√łya Space Defense Range, Norway, November 9, 2022.
AFSOC receives final AC-130J
Air Force Special Operations Command received its 31st and final AC-130J Ghostrider, completing the command's transition from the legacy AC-130W, AC-130U, and AC-130H fleets.
RAAF to add more C-130Js under Project AIR 7404
The Australian Defence Department is replacing and expanding its current medium air mobility fleet of 12 C-130J Hercules aircraft via Project AIR 7404 Phase 1.
C-130 Fleet Status
C-130 fleet - Dec 2, 2022
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 178
write-off: 351
preserved: 85
stored: 539
instructional: 155
on order: 4
active: 1330
Changes '21/'22:
Fleet adds: 35
Fleet drop: 65
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