New Zealand to Buy Five Super Hercules Aircraft from Lockheed Martin Written 5 June 2020


A U.S. Air Force Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules aircraft from the 135th Airlift Squadron, 175th Wing, Maryland Air National Guard | USAF; Wikipedia;  Public Domain

Reuters reports that New Zealand “said on Friday that it will purchase five C-130J-30 Super Hercules transport aircraft from Lockheed Martin to replace its existing fleet.” New Zealand Defence Minister Ron Mark said in a statement, “Along with the new fleet, the $1.521 billion project will deliver a full mission flight simulator and other supporting infrastructure.” The “first of the new Hercules will be delivered in 2024, with the full fleet operating from 2025, he said.”
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