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EC-130 Compass Call
The EC-130H are American airplanes from the 41st Electronic combat squadron. The airplane - in clothes of a normal C-130 - is a special airplane to support ground forces with as primary task: disturbance of enemy air defence and radio- and telephony traffic on the ground, and to disturb enemy ground weapon systems. The EC-130 can also be used as a flying command platform.
There are 2 EC-130H squadrons.
Each squadron has 4 interpreters to translate the intercepted message traffic. A squadron has 4 interceptors, one squadron for Spanish, Arabian, Farsi, and Pashtun. The other squadron has 4 interceptors for Chinese, Russian and Serbo-Croatian.
|Last updated: August 13, 2010|