The Jolly Green II is manufactured by Lockheed Martin's Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. and carries advanced and improved defensive systems. In addition to its combat duties, it will also provide civil search and rescue; medical evacuation; disaster response; humanitarian assistance; security cooperation and aviation advisory; NASA space flight support; and rescue command and control.
Maj. Andrew Fama, a 413th FLTS pilot, flew the helo during the refueling mission.‘It's rare for a test pilot to have the opportunity to test a new aircraft replacing the one he or she flew operationally and to be the first one to do something like this,’ he said.‘It was an honor to be the pilot to fly this mission and work with a truly professional test team.’
Measures to contain or mitigate the effects of a disastrous event.
The disaster response aims to prevent any further loss of life and property.