AFSOC Preps MC-130 For Potential Arsenal Plane Role

A U.S. Air Force Boeing C-17 airdropped a palletized Joint Air-To-Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM) last month as a prelude to a future test of a C-17-fired palletized missile, the head of Air Mobility Command said on Sept. 14.
More palletized missile launches from Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) MC-130s are scheduled by year’s end to validate a new role for the combat airlifter, the head of AFSOC said on Sept. 15. The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) announced last May that an MC-130 performed the first...

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