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47 Squadron Special Forces Hercules

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Members of 47 Squadron Royal Air Force (47 Sqn RAF) fly a C-130J Hercules aircraft at low level over the Florida countryside during Exercise Emerald Warrior 2015. Emerald Warrior is an annual exercise that tests the interoperability between the special operations forces (SOF) from multiple countries.

47 Squadron fly C-130J Hercules transport planes - in both C5 and 'stretched' C4 versions - in support of United Kingdom Special Forces (UKSF). Roles include low level infiltration of enemy airspace in order to insert, extract and resupply UKSF ground elements.

C-130J flight decks feature digital glass cockpits and head-up displays (HUDs). C-130Js operated by 47 Squadron are fitted with sophisiticated equipment packages iuncluding secure communications and electronic countermeasures.

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew Bruch/Released

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