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  2. 2. INTRODUCTION • The Lockheed Martin EC-130 series comprises several slightly different versions of the Lockheed C-130 Hercules that have been and continue to be operated by the U.S. Air Force and, until the 1990s, the U.S. Navy. • The EC-130E Airborne Battlefield Command and Control Center (ABCCC) was based on a basic C-130E platform and provided tactical airborne command post capabilities to air commanders and ground commanders in low air threat environments. • The EC-130E ABCCC aircraft were retired in 2002 and the mission was 'migrated' to the E-8 JSTARS and E-3 AWACS fleets. • The EC-130E Commando Solo was an earlier version of a U.S. Air Force and Air National Guard psychological operations (PSYOPS) aircraft and this aircraft also employed a C-130E airframe, but was modified by using the mission electronic equipment from the retired EC- 121S Coronet Solo aircraft.
  3. 3. DESIGN • The EC-130E Commando Solo entered service in 1978 as the EC-130E Coronet Solo with the Tactical Air Command (TAC). • In 1983 the Coronet Solo's mission was transferred to the Military Airlift Command (MAC) and redesignated the EC-130E Volant Solo. • With the formation of Air Force Special Operations Command, the mission was transferred to AFSOC and redesignated Commando Solo. • Operations were consolidated under a single-AFSOC gained unit, the 193d Special Operations Wing (193 SOW) of the Pennsylvania Air National Guard. • In the early 1990s the aircraft were upgraded and designated Commando Solo II. • The EC-130E variants were replaced with new EC-130J Commando Solo III aircraft built by Lockheed Martin beginning in 2003. • Highly specialized modifications have been made to the latest version of the EC-130J (Commando Solo III). • Included in these mods are enhanced navigation systems, self-protection equipment, and the capability of broadcasting color television on a multitude of worldwide standards throughout the TV VHF/UHF ranges.
  4. 4. CAPABILITIES • Reception, analysis, and transmission of various electronic signals to exploit electromagnetic spectrum for maximum battlefield advantage • Secondary capabilities include jamming, deception, and manipulation techniques • Unrefueled range 2800 NM • Broadcasts in frequency spectrums including AM/FM radio, short-wave, television, and military command, control and communications channels
  5. 5. MODIFICATIONS • VHF and UHF Worldwide format color TV • Infrared countermeasures [chaff/flare dispensers plus infrared jammers] • Vertical trailing wire antenna • Fire suppressant foam in fuel tank • Radar warning receiver • Self-contained navigation system
  6. 6. SPECIFICATIONS • Crew: Pilot, CoPilot, combat systems officer, mission communications commander; loadmaster, five electronic communications systems operators (6+) • Length: 97.75 ft (29.7 m) • Wingspan: 132.6 ft (40.3 m) • Height: 38.8 ft (11.8 m) • Max. takeoff weight: 165,000 lb (69,750 kg) • Powerplant: 4 × Rolls-Royce AE 2100D3 turboprop, 4,637 shp (3,458 kW)) each
  7. 7. PERFORMANCE • Cruise speed: 335 mph (540 km/h) • Range: 2,300 nm (4,260 km) • Service ceiling: 28,000 ft (8,500 m)
  8. 8. REFERENCES • • • • • • N3z2HXjc/TYdGmYePDqI/AAAAAAAAF7Q/u6sFPCSJ5NM/s1600/USAF%2BEC- 130J%2BCommando%2BSolo%2B192SOW%2Baircraft%2Bsw%2Basia.jpg •
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