Lawmakers have adopted a plan to transfer new Alenia C-27Js from the U.S. Air Force to the U.S. Coast Guard, and older Coast Guard Lockheed Martin C-130s to the U.S. Forest Service after a protracted interagency debate over the aircraft last year. The transfers were signed into law with the long-awaited passage of the 2014 National Defense Authorization Act last month. It approves the transfer of the 14 remaining Air Force C-27Js to the Department of Homeland Security for use by the ...

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