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The Crossroads of Special Operations

Monday, June 21, 2021

MC-130J Commando II simulated launching a pallet of cruise missiles during a mock strike mission | The Drive

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After a major drill previously this year, a US Air Force MC-130J Commando II special operations aerial refueler and transport jet mimicked the firing of a pallet of AGM-158 Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missiles or JASSMs. Even though no missiles were released, the agency was able to show the methods it would take when using a cargo plane changed into an “arsenal plane” during an actual operation, including sending targeting data to the MC-130J via numerous different nodes.

Source: https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/40958/mc-130j-commando-ii-simulated-launching-a-pallet-of-cruise-missiles-in-mock-strike-mission?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=EBB%2006.08.21&utm_term=Editorial%20-%20Early%20Bird%20Brief

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