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Seven Spartans To US Socom

Sat Nov 02, 2013 5:33 pm

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

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"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."



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RE: Seven Spartans To US Socom

Sat Nov 02, 2013 5:36 pm

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

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RE: Seven Spartans To US Socom

Sat Nov 02, 2013 7:45 pm

Aren't new Spartans still being delivered?
 
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RE: Seven Spartans To US Socom

Sat Nov 02, 2013 8:36 pm

Now will SOCOM leave ACCs HC-130Js alone?
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RE: Seven Spartans To US Socom

Mon Nov 04, 2013 2:27 am

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.

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RE: Seven Spartans To US Socom

Mon Nov 04, 2013 1:26 pm

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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