|Quoting Boeing4ever (Reply 1):|
hmmmm, old C-130E's. Is there any plan in the future to get newer transports? Or are these it?
|Quoting Venus6971 (Reply 7):|
If the C-130E's are updated to a C-130X which used to be the plan for all USAF E's and H's plus having structures repaired it will soldier on for years.
|Quoting CX747 (Reply 10):|
Poland's 5 C-130s are going through a modernization process in Waco, Texas by L3 Communications. Their wing boxes are being replaced with donated parts of other aircraft. The airframes are being donated from the US to Poland and the entire transaction is done under a FMS guaranteed loan. The US gives Poland money to buy the C-130s, update them and bring them to Europe.
|Quoting SASD209 (Reply 4):|
OK, according to defense-aerospace.com, the C-130's are :
"...scheduled to be operated 600 flight hours a year within the period of 20 years"