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C-5M Super Galaxy  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2011
Maiden Flight: 19 September 2010
Total Production: ?
Development Cost: USD$1.2 billion
Total Cost: USD$1.2 billion
Also Known As: C-5 RERP
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: Lockheed Martin
Parent System: C-5 Galaxy
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1970
Total Production: 126
Total Cost: USD$23 billion
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Description: The C-5 Galaxy is a heavyweight, long range, cargo aircraft designed to provide strategic airlift for deployment and supply of combat and support forces. The C-5 features front and rear doors for load and off load operations simultaneously. It can takeoff on runways of 2,500 meters and land within 1,500 meters. It is able to carry the heaviest vehicles of the US Army such as the M1 Abrams or bridge-launcher vehicles. The Avionics Modernization Program (AMP) managed by Lockheed-Martin aims at replacing software and hardware on 112 existing C-5A/B strategic cargo aircraft. This effort began in 1999 and it will last several years. AMP will replace the legacy analog cockpit instruments while providing an eight-fold improvement in avionics reliability. Each AMP kit consists of 7 Honeywell 6-inch by 8-inch flat panel, color, sunlight readable, liquid crystal displays with 6 of them for the pilot and copilot and the remaining one for the flight engineer. In addition, GPS/IMU receiver, high frequency datalink and satellite communications suite are also provided within the AMP kit as well as a ground proximity warning system and a collision avoidance system. The AMP kit installation takes 110 calendar days but it is expected to decrease this figure to 60 days.

The AMP package installation on US Air Force C-5s started in June 2004 and is expected to last several years. In October 2004, the first C-5 AMP was delivered to Lockheed-Martin to undergo RERP upgrade modifications. The RERP program will see the first C-5 aircraft taking to the air in October 2005 or later for testing powered by four fuel efficient F138-GE-100 engines (a CF6-80C2 derivative). The test program is expected to complete in 2007. The C-5 aircraft that had received both AMP and RERP modifications will be re-designated C-5M Super Galaxy. As of early 2006, the USAF plans call for 112 C-5A/B aircraft to undergo C-5M modernization program through 2020. The program was scoped for only 52 C-5M delivered by August 2018 and to remain in active duty in the 2040s.

The C-5A/B Reliability Enhancement and Re-engining Program (RERP) includes new F103 engines (a derivative of proven CF6 commercial engines), pylons and auxiliary power units, with upgrades to aircraft skin and frame, landing gear and the pressurization system. Overall RERP includes more than 70 system and equipment improvements. AMP and RERP programs will restore C-5's maintainability and reliability, maintain structural and system integrity, reduce overall ownership costs and increase operational capability well into the 21st century. Overall, the C-5 upgraded aircraft fleet mission capable rate would represent at least 75 percent. The US Air Force (USAF) long-term goal is to keep the C-5 strategic transport aircraft fleet viable for the next 40 years. In actual facts, AMP program is the first phase of such effort, while RERP program will act as the second phase leading to the fully upgraded C-5 aircraft.

C-5M Super Galaxy Specifications

Crew: 7
Number of Engines: 4
Service Life Flight Hours: 45,000
Height: 19.8 meter (65 foot)
Length: 75 meter (247 foot)
Wingspan: 68 meter (223 foot)
Max Range: 3,980 kilometer (2,149 nautical mile)
Top Speed at High Altitude: 256 mps (498 KTAS)
Cargo: 122,500 kilogram
Max Takeoff Thrust: 290,000 pound (131,544 kilogram)
Max Takeoff Weight: 381 ton (839,947 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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C-5M Super Galaxy News

There are 20 news between
6 Feb 2006 and 6 Aug 2018
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Monday, August 6, 2018US Air Force Takes Delivery of 52nd and Final C-5M Super Galaxy Aircraft
Monday, April 30, 2012US Air Force Takes Delivery of the 79th and Final C-5 AMP Upgraded Aircraft
Friday, February 3, 2012US Air Force Announces Proposed Force Structure Changes
Wednesday, August 24, 2011AMF JTRS Team Delivers Joint Tactical Radio to AFRL For C-130J And C-5 Integration Risk Reduction
Tuesday, September 21, 2010First Production C-5M Super Galaxy Takes to the Skies
Wednesday, March 10, 2010C-5M Super Galaxy Declare Effective, Suitable And Mission Capable for USAF Operations
Tuesday, September 15, 2009C-5M Super Galaxy Heavylift Airplane Sets World Aviation Records
Tuesday, August 25, 2009Lockheed Martin Delivers Final C-5B Galaxy Transport Modified Under Avionics Modernization Program
Wednesday, August 19, 2009Lockheed Martin Officially Starts C-5 RERP Modification Production
Wednesday, April 29, 2009Lockheed Martin Delivers 50th C-5 AMP Aircraft

Operators & Related Equipment

United States of America52
As of December 2008, the US Force plans for the upgrade and delivery of 52 C-5Ms (49 C-5Bs, two C-5Cs, and one C-5A) by 2016. In early 2010 the program scope was decreased from 112 to 92 aircraft.
Aug 201852
Dec 201532
Aug 201422
Dec 201316
Aug 20113

Grand Total 521
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