Hawker Beechcraft delivered the first brand new MC-12W Liberty aircraft to the US Air Force last week. The aircraft has been transferred to L-3 Communications facility in Waco, Texas, for further modifications. The USAF is buying a fleet of up to 37 MC-12W manned tuboprops. At the urging of Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, USAF leaders last May launched the effort — codenamed Project Liberty — to relieve a heavily-tasked force of manned and unmanned airborne assets used for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance in Iraq and Afghanistan.
PHOTO: Project Liberty’s first flight
By Stephen Trimble on 13 April, 2009 in Uncategorised
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