Lockheed Martin has completed initial aerial-refuelling tests with the C-130JHercules 2 transport. Two flights were conducted in February, during which a C-130J-30 was refuelled by a Royal Air Force British Aerospace VC10 tanker. On the first test, 2t of fuel was transferred from the VC10 as the C-130J was manoeuvred within the probe-and-drogue connection envelope. On the second flight, 14t of fuel was transferred. With the first flight of the first Royal Australian Air Force C-130J-30, Lockheed Martin is now flying six aircraft in the Hercules 2 test programme.

Source: Flight International