USAF C-130 maintainers have a new engine shop that enables them to repair the Hercules airlifters in theater—eliminating the nearly four week lag time for a stateside replacement. With this new capability, the 386th Expeditionary Maintenance Group can get the heavily used C-130s back in the air normally within two to three days. And, then there is the money to be saved. TSgt. Scott Schlie, a C-130 engine manager, said, “Recently, our shop was able to repair two propellers, saving about $40,000.” Schlie said the 386th now has its own building with more than 1,000 different parts and 100 special tools.
Details Murky as ARRW Falls Short in Second Test
March 24, 2023
The second all-up flight of the AGM-183A ARRW hypersonic missile apparently fell short of expectations, but the AIr Force isn't saying how, reporting only that the test met "several of the objectives" of the test. Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control recently said he company is "ready to go" to…