Evaluators with the 418th Flight Test Squadron at Edwards AFB, Calif., are testing new carbon brakes and a digital anti-skid system for potential retrofit to the legacy C-130 fleet, announced Edwards officials, June 8, 2011. The steel brakes used on legacy Hercules aircraft are no longer manufactured and pose a logistical problem for maintainers. The new carbon brakes and digital system are already installed on C-130Js and are designed to last six times as long as their legacy counterparts. Here, a C-130E comes to a screeching halt at Edwards during the testing, May 4, 2011.
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