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39th Rescue Squadron airdrops SRTV

Search and Recovery Tactical Vehicle airdrop

A 308th Rescue Squadron Search and Recovery Tactical Vehicle rolls out of an HC-130J Combat King II aircraft during an airdrop exercise Jan. 27. (U.S. Air Force photo)

Search and Recovery Tactical Vehicle airdrop

A 308th Rescue Squadron Search and Recovery Tactical Vehicle is loaded onto an HC-130J Combat King II aircraft for an airdrop exercise Jan. 27. (U.S. Air Force photo)

PATRICK SPACE FORCE BASE, Fla. --

The 39th Rescue Squadron air dropped a Search and Recovery Tactical Vehicle from an HC-130J Combat King II aircraft for the first time during an exercise Jan. 27.

 

The SRTV is a multi-purpose tactical vehicle and is part of the 308th Rescue Squadron’s inventory. The SRTV is intended to support combat search and rescue teams retrieve isolated individuals and can expand the ability to quickly reach further into the austere environments to provide more mobile rescue capabilities.