New Zealand Military To Buy 5 Lockheed Martin Super Hercules Aircraft Written 11 June 2019

11 June 2019
The AP reports that the New Zealand Defence Force has announced that it will purchase five new Super Hercules aircraft to renew its aging Hercules fleet. New Zealand Minister of Defence Ron Mark “said Tuesday the estimated cost of the Lockheed Martin aircraft was more than 1 billion New Zealand dollars ($661 million), although a price hasn’t yet been finalized.” Mark also “said the military would buy the stretch version of the plane, the C-130J-30 Super Hercules,” and “said the investments are primarily humanitarian in nature, designed to provide assistance and security to New Zealand’s Pacific neighbors.” (Image: A U.S. Air Force Lockheed Martin C-130J Hercules aircraft from the 135th Airlift Squadron, 175th Wing, Maryland Air National Guard. Credit: USAF | Wikipedia)
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