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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Thu May 06, 2021 2:54 am

END OF AN ERA
The U.S. Marine Corps has divested of its last KC-130T aircraft. After 60 years of service, the #MarineCorps usage of "legacy" model KC-130Ts comes to an end. Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 452 sent the final USMC KC-130T to the U.S. Navy Squadron, Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 55 (VR-55) on April 14, 2021.
Aircraft 105 was delivered to the Marines on December 7, 1988, and had served in countless global operations. All VMGR squadrons now operate the KC-130J model aircraft.
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Thu May 06, 2021 2:37 pm

The new CIRCM system will equip all the service’s current helicopters, beginning from the UH-60M Black Hawk, and the Future Vertical Lift helicopters in development. The U.S. Army awarded Northrop Grumman a contract to begin the full-rate production of the laser-based Common Infrared Countermeasure (CIRCM) system on April 30, 2021. The firm-fixed-price contract, worth slightly less than 1 billion USD, will procure an unspecified number of CIRCM systems to equip all the helicopters currently serving in the U.S....
https://theaviationist.com/.../05/06/no ... man-circm/
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Fri May 07, 2021 9:30 pm

After completing several firefighting contracts in Chile, Coulson Aviation's C-47 Chinooks were offloaded in Houston this week. These helitankers will soon begin their aerial fire suppression season in the US. Welcome home Chinooks!
#coulsonaviation #aerialfirefighting #aircraft #aviation
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