LONDON – The U.K. Royal Air Force (RAF) may consider keeping some of its Lockheed Martin C-130J Hercules in service after the planned 2022 retirement date for the aircraft. The suggestion was raised by Grp. Capt. Simon Edwards, station commander of the U.K.’s main air mobility base, RAF Brize Norton, where the aircraft are stationed. Addressing attendees of the IQPC Military Airlift conference here Sept. 16, Edwards suggested that a handful could be kept to support special forces ...


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