Project Liberty complete
The US Air Force has received its 30th and last MC-12 Liberty.
Gary Parsons - 13-Jul-2010
July 13: The US Air Force has confirmed that the 30th and last MC-12 Liberty was handed over on July 9, completing Project Liberty in just 13 months.
"We mobilised a significant industry base and every resource at our disposal, and delivered the first Federal Aviation Administration-certified aircraft in six months and three weeks," said Lt General David A. Deptula, the deputy chief of staff for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance at Headquarters Air Force. "It began flying combat sorties in less than eight months - this was an extraordinary team effort by a hand-picked, incredibly dedicated industry and Air Force team. The MC-12W is the fastest weapons system delivered from concept to combat since the P-51 Mustang in World War II."
So far the MC-12 fleet has flown more than 5,000 combat sorties and taken more than 22,000 hours of full-motion video and more than 40,000 images.
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