AE61F6 - AE61F9 Are?

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AE61F6 - AE61F9 Are?

Post by Navairboss » Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:15 am

This block of hex codes is very interesting on many different levels. We have them all over the place in the db because of all the mixed signals we have seen in the intercepts.

Here is what I have seen:
AE61F6 5/13/2019 Mode-S c/s 1720978, Fixer 55
AE61F7 6/6/2019 Mode-S c/s G20979, R20979, Assault (ASLT) 979, LAC5873
AE61F8 7/2/2019 Mode-S c/s 1820980, LAC5875
AE61F9 7/3/2019 Mode-S c/s Raid 91, LAC5876

The first three do not look like 130s, unless the Army has purchased some. Look at AE61F7. These Mode-S calls G20979, R20979 indicate US Army and National Guard G#####. The AE61F6 1720978 and AE61F8 1820980 are US Army serials. But all have either a LAC Mode-S or Fixer 55 call which is used by Lockheed down in Marietta and I see here almost daily for the 130J testing program.

Finally I have seen the Raid ## call used by the 27SOW/9SOS Night Wings out of Cannon AFB, NM. (See below)

AE61F9 17-5876/18-20 --- 2019-07-03 13:30:08 MC-130J United States USAF | 5731 20825
AE61F9 17-5876/18-20 RAID91 2019-07-03 13:30:08 MC-130J United States USAF | 5731 20825

So is Lockheed intentionally miscoding these to fool those of us reporting their test? Or is it something different?

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Re: AE61F6 - AE61F9 Are?

Post by Skymaster » Thu Jul 04, 2019 5:58 pm

A cock up by the people who issued the codes to Sikorsky and Lockheed, it would seem.

The batch of UH-60Ms runs from AE61F6 to AE6227 [or maybe AE6228, as not recorded yet].

These are all from callsign...


AE61F6 17-20978 H60 UH-60M Black Hawk 1720978 G20978
AE61F7 1*-20979 H60 UH-60M Black Hawk R20979
AE61F8 18-20980 H60 UH-60M Black Hawk 1820980 G20980
AE61F9 18-20981 H60 UH-60M Black Hawk [unconfirmed, as miscoded AE61FC R20981]
AE61FA 18-20982 H60 UH-60M Black Hawk G20982
AE61FB 18-20983 H60 UH-60M Black Hawk R20983
AE61FC 18-20984/20981 H60 UH-60M Black Hawk R20984 [20981 miscoded]
AE61FD 18-20985 H60 UH-60M Black Hawk 1820985 G20985
AE61FE 18-20986 H60 UH-60M Black Hawk 1820986
AE61FF 18-20987 H60 UH-60M Black Hawk 1820987
AE6201 18-20989 H60 UH-60M Black Hawk 1820989
AE6203 18-20991 H60 UH-60M Black Hawk G20991
AE6204 18-20992 H60 UH-60M Black Hawk 1820992
AE6205 18-20993 H60 UH-60M Black Hawk R20993
AE6207 18-20995 H60 UH-60M Black Hawk 1820995
AE6209 18-20997 H60 UH-60M Black Hawk 1820997
AE6210 18-21004 H60 UH-60M Black Hawk ARMY004 [McGuire ATC]
AE6211 18-21005 H60 UH-60M Black Hawk ARMY005 [McGuire ATC]
AE6217 18-21011 H60 UH-60M Black Hawk G21011
AE6219 18-21013 H60 UH-60M Black Hawk G21013
AE621A 18-21014 H60 UH-60M Black Hawk 1821014
AE621C 18-21016 H60 UH-60M Black Hawk R21016 1821016
AE6220 18-21020 H60 UH-60M Black Hawk ARMY020 [McGuire ATC]
AE6226 18-21026 H60 UH-60M Black Hawk R21026
AE6227 18-21027 H60 UH-60M Black Hawk 1821027


AE61F6 17-5872 C30J MC-130J Commando II LAC5872
AE61F7 17-5873 C30J HC-130J Combat King II LAC5873
AE61F8 17-5875 C30J MC-130J Commando II LAC5875
AE61F9 17-5876 C30J MC-130J Commando II LAC5876
AE61FA 17-5877 C30J MC-130J Commando II LAC5877

I wonder how long it'll take someone to notice?

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Re: AE61F6 - AE61F9 Are?

Post by Navairboss » Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:13 am

Yep exactly what I am seeing in my system. These blocks are suppose to belong to the Majorcoms, The Army and Air Force won't be happy about this after Jan 1, 2020. Thanks for verifying what I was seeing. Chief

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Re: AE61F6 - AE61F9 Are?

Post by Snoop56 » Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:43 am


Thanks to both of you for your input into this indeed a right cockup by all accounts. I have inputted both serials assigned to the relevant hexcode at this time but adding history data for the C-130Js assuming the Air Force will win the battle over this.

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Re: AE61F6 - AE61F9 Are?

Post by Skymaster » Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:27 pm

A few more Hercs to add...

AE61FB 17-5878 C30J HC-130J Combat King II LAC5878
AE61FC 18-5879 C30J MC-130J Commando II LAC5879
AE61FD 16-5880 C30J C-130J-30 Hercules LAC5880

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