First Combat King II at Moody, Georgia

First HC-130J Combat King II for Moody AFB, takes-off from Lockheed Martins factory field at Marietta, Georgia. (Image © David Key / Lockheed Martin)
First HC-130J Combat King II for Moody AFB, takes-off from Lockheed Martins factory field at Marietta, Georgia. (Image © David Key / Lockheed Martin)

The US Air Force 347th Rescue Group at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia, received its first new dedicated fixed-wing search and rescue aircraft. The HC-130J Combat King II made the small ferry flight from Lockheed Martins plant in Marietta on July 19th, 2013.

The CSAR variant of the C-130J variant replaces existing HC-130P/N aircraft. It specializes in tactical profiles and avoids detection to support recovery operations in austere environments. This HC-130J is one of six Super Hercules on contract designated for assignment at Moody AFB.

Source: Lockheed Martin