The U.S. Air Force’s re-engined Lockheed Martin C-5M has reached initial operating capability (IOC), with the first 16 aircraft delivered to Dover AFB, Delaware. Gen. Paul Selva, who leads Air Mobility Command, declared the modified strategic airlifter operational Feb. 21. Selva has been nominated to take over U.S. Transportation Command. The modification, in development for eight years, includes new engines as well as replacement of the key parts that kept the large airlifter’s ...

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