A behind-the-scenes look at the new Franco-German C-130J unit

High-ranking military figures from France and Germany have laid the foundation stone of the future Franco-German Tactical Transport Squadron (TTS), the first bi-national squadron of its kind in Europe.

The Franco-German TTS will operate five Lockheed Martin C-130J-30 Super Hercules and five KC-130J refueling tankers by 2024. Four of the ten aircraft are already in service with Transport Squadron (ET) 02.061 ‘Franche-Comté’ of France’s Armée de l'Air et de l'Espace. The remaining six aircraft (three C-130J-30s and three KC-130Js) have not yet been ordered by the German government for the Luftwaffe.

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