Combat King II Goes West
MARIETTA, Ga., Nov. 15, 2012 – Another HC-130J Combat King II takes to the skies for Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., from Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] facilities here today.
Aircraft number 5706 will be assigned to the 58th Special Operations Wing of the Air Force’s Air Education and Training Command and will be used to train mission-ready aircrews. The HC-130J replaces the HC-130P/N as the only dedicated fixed-wing personnel recovery platform in the Air Force inventory. Its mission is to rapidly deploy to conduct recovery operations to include airdrop, airland, helicopter air-to-air refueling, and forward area ground refueling missions.
Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs about 120,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The Corporation's net sales for 2011 were $46.5 billion.
Lockheed Martin photo by Thinh Nguyen