Lockheed Martin delivered the 8th C-5M Super Galaxy transport to the Air Force, announced the company. This aircraft completed the Reliability Enhancement and Re-Engining Program upgrade at the company’s plant in Marietta, Ga., and Lockheed Martin turned it over to the Air Force on July 20, according to the company’s release. The RERP improvements include new engines for the massive airlifter. The aircraft will now undergo interior refurbishment at Stewart ANGB, N.Y., before final delivery to Dover AFB, Del., its beddown location. The Air Force intends to upgrade 52 C-5s overall to the Super Galaxy standard, which encompasses the RERP modifications, along with an avionics update performed prior to RERP under a separate initiative.
Sept. 27, 2022
As the Air Force moves forward with its efforts to operationalize the concept of agile combat employment, leaders need to embrace an iterative approach that builds on itself, recognizing that ACE may never be fully complete, said Chief of Staff Gen. Charles Q. Brown Jr.