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412th Test Wing, Space Command, Edwards AFB, CA. Originally delivered to US Coast Guard in 1992 as EC-130V 1721, used as long range surveillance platform (drug interdiction). Transferred to USAF in 1995 and operated by Space Command in support of test programs
Originally posted by Canada_EH
The NC-130H which was originally stationed at Edwards AFB was chosen as the Radar Modernization Program testbed. Originally built for the war on drugs by the U.S. Coast Guard, it was transferred to the USAF in 1993 to be a test bed aircraft. The U.S. Navy, PMA-231 proposes to take possession of the aircraft for three years to accomplish their required tests, then return it to the USAF with the new AEW system intact.