Lockheed Martin delivered another C-130J Super Hercules transport to Little Rock AFB, Ark., from its production facility in Marietta, Ga., announced, the company. This airplane, serial number 5748, is the sixth of nine new-build C-130Js scheduled to join Little Rock’s 61st Airlift Squadron, base spokeswoman 1st Lt. Mallory Thornton told Air Force Magazine on Tuesday. The aircraft touched down at Little Rock on June 5, piloted by Col. William Otter, vice commander of the squadron’s parent 19th Airlift Wing. With the transition to the C-130J, the 19th AW has “between 40 and 50” legacy C-130Hs now on the flight line as its fleet is gradually reshuffled, said Thornton. The squadron received its previous C-130J just last month.
The White House announced its United States Space Priorities Framework in a document released concurrently with Vice President Kamala Harris' first National Space Council meeting. Listed among five U.S. priorities is to “defend its national security interests from the growing scope and scale of space and counterspace threats.”