Final Harvest HAWK Delivered

Photo by David Henry

The tenth and final US Marine Corps KC-130J Super Hercules tanker modified under the Harvest HAWK, or Hercules Airborne Weapons Kit, program (US Navy Bureau Number 168067) was delivered on 5 June 2014 at the Lockheed Martin Skunk Works facility in Palmdale, California. Harvest HAWK is a long endurance, armed intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance platform. The system includes a quad-mount AGM-119 Hellfire missile launcher, a Target Sight Sensor, a dual AGM-176 Griffin missile launcher, and a roll-on/roll-off Fire Control Console in the aircraft’s cargo compartment. Six mission kits were produced for operations while four additional modified aircraft provide additional capability. The Skunk Works modified seven aircraft and delivered three mission kits under a production contract awarded in 2012.

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