Griffin Hosts Congressional C-130 Modernization Briefing

Congressman Tim Griffin (AR-02) released the following statement after concluding today’s Congressional C-130 Modernization Caucus briefing:

 “Today, Maj. Gen. Robert Kane, Director of the US Air Force’s Global Reach Programs, and his staff provided a briefing for the Congressional C-130 Modernization Caucus that I co-chair.  This briefing provided our Caucus members and their staff with the latest information on the C-130 Avionics Modernization Program (AMP), which is providing our older, early model C-130 aircraft with essential upgrades for their cockpit avionics.”

 Currently, Little Rock Air Force Base utilizes the first two upgraded C-130s for aircrew training.  Under the current schedule, a total of 221 C-130H aircraft are set to receive AMP modification and be set for delivery by 2020.  Pentagon officials have warned that reduced funding for the program could interrupt the Air Force’s ability to complete the upgrades by that date.  The C-130 Modernization Caucus was created to promote the efforts of and challenges facing the C-130 modernization effort.

 Download a copy of the PowerPoint presentation from today’s briefing here.