U.S. Air Pressure MC-130J Commando II plane will conduct coaching throughout New South Wales from August 1 to 26 for Train Teak Motion 22. For native communities, flying exercise shall be just like that performed by RAAF Hercules plane coaching at regional airfields all year long, which incorporates day and night-time flying at low degree. The train shall be primarily based at RAAF Base Richmond, and can focus its flying exercise in Western Sydney, the Blue Mountains, RAAF Base Williamtown and components of central New South Wales. As a result of dynamic nature of the train, prior discover of flying instances and routes for Train Teak Motion can’t be publicised.

The MC-130J Commando II plane is just like the C-130J Hercules transport plane operated by the RAAF, with train contributors coaching to ship folks and tools in difficult eventualities. This consists of preparations to make sure each Australia and the US can help humanitarian help and catastrophe reduction operations at quick discover. This coaching will strengthen the shut ties between the RAAF and the U.S. Air Pressure’s 353rd Particular Operations Wing, which has deployed from Kadena Air Pressure Base in Okinawa for the train. This would be the fourth time Train Teak Motion has been performed from RAAF Base Richmond since 2018.


United States Air Pressure 353rd Particular Operations Group MC-130J Commando II plane on the RAAF Base Richmond flightline throughout Train Teak Motion 21.(Picture by CPL David Stated/Australian Authorities Division of Defence)

The Lockheed Martin MC-130 is the essential designation for a household of particular mission plane operated by the US Air Pressure Particular Operations Command (AFSOC), a wing of the Air Schooling and Coaching Command, and an AFSOC-gained wing of the Air Pressure Reserve Command. Based mostly on the Lockheed C-130 Hercules transport, the MC-130s’ missions are the infiltration, exfiltration, and resupply of particular operations forces, and the air refueling of (primarily) particular operations helicopter and tilt-rotor plane. The primary of the variants, the MC-130E, was developed to help clandestine particular operations missions in the course of the Vietnam Warfare.

The MC-130J, which turned operational in 2011, is the new-production variant that’s changing the opposite particular operations MC-130s. As of Could 2016, the Air Pressure has taken supply of 33 of the deliberate 37 -J fashions. The MC-130J Commando II multimission fight transport/particular operations tanker, assigned to the Air Pressure Particular Operations Command (AFSOC), delivers elevated fight efficiency to the warfighter with its extra highly effective engines and distinctive options. The MC-130J primarily flies missions at night time to scale back chance of visible acquisition and intercept by airborne threats. Its secondary mission consists of the airdrop of leaflets.

US Air Force MC-130J Commando II Returns to New South Wales for Exercise Teak Action 22
No. 1 Safety Forces autos are lined up behind a United States Air Pressure 353rd Particular Operations Group MC-130J Commando II on the RAAF Base Richmond flightline as a part of a coaching situation throughout Train Teak Motion 21. (Picture by CPL David Stated/Australian Authorities Division of Defence)