Ec-130 Fleet Nearing Full Strength
Washington—Navy’s fleet of Lockheed EC-130 strategic submarine communications aircraft will reach its currently authorized strength when the 14th and last complete system is delivered next year. The EC-130 aircraft, referred to as Tacamo by the Navy, provide a very low frequency (VLF) communications system to supplement the Navy’s shore-based transmitters and thus provide an alternate communications link to the fleet, said Capt. R. L. Brace, Naval Air Systems Command’s project coordinator for support aircraft.
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