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​An MC-130J is ferried from Lockheed Martin's facility in Marietta, Ga., to Hurlburt Field, Fla., on May 12, 2016. Lockheed Martin photo by Damien A. Guarnieri.

​Air Force Special Operations Command this month received its newest MC-130J Commando II aircraft, part of an ongoing multi-billion dollar contract to deliver 78 total C-130J variants. An Air Force crew on May 12 ferried the new Commando II from the Lockheed Martin facility in Marietta, Ga., to its ​new base at Hurlburt Field, Fla. Lockheed also delivered a new HC-130J to the US Coast Guard, the company announced. Lockheed in January was awarded a multi-year $5.3 billion contract to deliver 30 MC-130Js, 13 HC-130J Combat King IIs, and 29 extended-range C-130J-30 Super Hercs, along with six Marine Corps KC-130Js and five HC-130Js for the Coast Guard. MC-130Js are used for combat transport and tanker operations to support special operations.