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Seven Spartans To US Socom  
User currently offlineDevilfish From Philippines, joined Jan 2006, 5285 posts, RR: 1
Posted (2 years 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3940 times:

Finally, a wise decision has been reached for seven of the USAF's C-27Js .....


AF" target="_blank">http://www.defensenews.com/article/2...12/US-SOCOM-Get-7-C-27Js-From-USAF

"WASHINGTON — The Pentagon has assigned seven C-27J Spartans to US Special Operations Command (SOCOM), but has not decided the fate of the Air Force’s remaining airlifters.

Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter made the decision on Oct. 28, according to Pentagon spokeswoman Ann Stefanek.

Three airlifters at Pope Air Force Base, N.C., will be transferred to SOCOM by the end of this month, Stefanek said. Four more are in production and are scheduled for delivery directly to SOCOM between December and April 2014."

Hopefully, a similarly rational fate awaits the remaining frames in limbo.   

"Everyone is entitled to my opinion." - Garfield
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User currently offlineRevelation From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 14611 posts, RR: 27
Reply 1, posted (2 years 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3935 times:

Quoting Devilfish (Thread starter):
Hopefully, a similarly rational fate awaits the remaining frames in limbo.

I'm with you, brother!

Inspiration, move me brightly!
User currently offlineKiwiRob From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 9550 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (2 years 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3856 times:

Aren't new Spartans still being delivered?

User currently offlinezanl188 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 3772 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 years 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 3815 times:
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Now will SOCOM leave ACCs HC-130Js alone?

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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 30206 posts, RR: 57
Reply 4, posted (2 years 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3360 times:

Send the rest to the AKARNG!

There are still guys ticked off they had to give up their Twin Otters for Sherpas.

If not call Casa for some C-235's. They were the preferred Army option anyway and the USCG is already flying them so they wouldn't be orphans.

[Edited 2013-11-03 18:28:31]

User currently offlinetrex8 From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 5366 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted (2 years 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 3229 times:
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Quoting KiwiRob (Reply 2):
Aren't new Spartans still being delivered?

3 of the Socom ones will be new and there will be one going straight to storage.

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