|Top speed 602 km/h|
Wingspan 40 m
Engine type Allison T56
|Range 3,694 km|
Length 29 m
|Unit cost 165,000,000–165,000,000 USD|
Manufacturers BAE Systems, Lockheed Corporation
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The EC-130H Compass Call is an electronic attack aircraft flown by the United States Air Force. Based on the Lockheed Martin C-130 Hercules, the aircraft is heavily modified to disrupt enemy command and control communications, perform offensive counterinformation operations, and do other kinds of electronic attack. Planned upgrades will add the ability to attack early warning and acquisition radars.
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- Operational history
- Specifications EC 130H
The EC-130H fleet, which is used to support U.S. and allied tactical air, surface, and special operations forces. Based at Davis-Monthan AFB in Arizona, Compass Call can be deployed worldwide at short notice.
The EC-130H is one of the four main U.S. electronic warfare aircraft, along with the Boeing EA-18 Growler, Northrop Grumman EA-6B Prowler, and the F-16CJ Fighting Falcon. These suppress enemy air defenses while jamming communications, radar and command and control targets.
The EC-130H fleet is composed of a mix of state-of-the-art baseline aircraft.
The EC-130H aircraft carries a combat crew of 13 people. Four members handle aircraft flight and navigation (aircraft commander, co-pilot, navigator and flight engineer), while nine members operate and employ the EA mission equipment permanently integrated in the cargo/mission compartment. The mission crew includes the mission crew commander (electronic warfare officer), weapon system officer (electronic warfare officer), mission crew supervisor (an experienced cryptologic linguist), four analysis operators (linguists), one acquisition operator and an airborne maintenance technician.
From 2002 to 2015, EC-130Hs participating in Operation Enduring Freedom - Afghanistan and Operation Freedom's Sentinel flew over 40,000 hours during 6,900 combat sorties.
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Data from Air Force Link: EC-130H Compass Call