Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Air Force 'Home' of C-130 Testing Becomes Detachment

The 413th Flight Test Squadron’s C-130 Combined Test Force at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., became its own entity Sept. 10 when it was officially designated as a detachment, encapsulating more than a decade’s worth of specialized developmental tests on the Hercules.

As the Air Force’s hub for all C-130 acquisition developmental testing, the newly minted 96th Operations Group Detachment 1 performs testing of everything from small aircraft parts and software to major weapons system acquisitions — nose to tail.