A rendering of a twin float amphibious modification to an MC-130J Commando II is shown here. Air Force Special Operations Command and private sector counterparts are currently developing a Removable Amphibious Float Modification (RAFM) for the MC-130J, allowing aircraft to take off and land in bodies of water and conduct runway independent operations. (Courtesy photo)


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Members from the 26th Special Operations Squadron, 919th Special Operations Wing, 6th Special Operations Squadron and 27th Special Operations Group, roll out on the flightline at Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico, June 5, 2023. The team were loading the all-terrain vehicles into a MC-130J in preparation for RAPIDS training. RAPIDS is a tactic used to quickly infiltrate or exfiltrate a small unit from an aircraft into a contingency location. (Courtesy photo)

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