C-130J autonomy project to be pursued by US Air ForceNews
July 13, 2022
BOSTON, Massachusetts. Autonomous flight technology company Merlin Labs announced a partnership with the U.S. Air Force to bring autonomy to the service's fleet of C-130J Super Hercules transport aircraft.
The company said it will use technology already employed in civilian applications to enhance safety and operational flexibility for the C-130J fleet.
The Air Force currently has an active fleet of 145 C-130 aircraft. In addition, there are 181 C-130s used in the Air National Guard, and 102 in the Air Force Reserve.