The Fulton system was discontinued from use back in the early 90's as there was not enough call for it.
It was originally designed when helo's did not have the legs they do today, and it is rather unsafe....albeit one hell of a ride.
I have not seen an AF
Herc equipped with one since at least 95 or 96. Moody would have them if anyone outside of Hurlburt has them.
All that said, I'd not be surprised to see some systems sitting in a contingency warehouse somewhere in FL
just in case. The system does offer a unique means of egressing at high speed from behind enemy lines. Problem is that the recovery aircraft is vulnerable at all times behind lines, and the position is given away the second the balloon goes up.
here's an interesting website on the subject....went looking after I answered.
[Edited 2005-08-29 19:34:50]