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Harvest Hawk brings Marine aviation community together in Afghanistan
Wednesday, 14 December 2011 02:10

Source: Defense Video & Imagery Distribution System (DVIDS). Date: 12.14.2011

KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan - The Marine Corps Harvest Hawk isn’t the average KC-130J Hercules. C-130 aircraft have been used by the U.S. military for more than 50 years. The Marines in Afghanistan use the KC-130J Hercules for aerial resupply, aerial refueling, battlefield illumination, and troop and cargo transport.

In addition to its ability to accomplish traditional Hercules missions, the Harvest Hawk comes loaded with AGM-114 Hellfire missiles and an infrared targeting system.

The Marines in Afghanistan use this versatile variant of one of the Corps’ most venerable aircraft to provide close-air support and surveillance for ground troops. The Harvest Hawk system adds close-air support to the long list of capabilities, including aerial refueling and battlefield illumination, of the Marine Corps' largest aircraft.

To learn more about Marines in Afghanistan, join them at http://www.facebook.com/regionalcommandsouthwest

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