Tag: AN/APQ-170

Check Out The Crazy Radar That Lies Beneath The MC-130H Combat Talon II’s Gonzo Nose

The U.S. Air Force’s 1st Special Operations Wing has released video footage of various routine maintenance on an MC-130H Combat Talon II special operations transport that includes a look inside the aircraft’s nose at its powerful AN/APQ-170 radar. The AN/APQ-170 offers robust terrain-following and terrain avoidance capabilities that all but two of the newer MC-130J Commando II’s lack, a glaring issue the War Zone has reported on in detail in the past, which is why the Combat Talon IIs remains in service at all nearly a decade after the type’s original sunset date.