Australia to Replace C-130Js with Super Hercules Written 3 November 2022


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

Aviation International News reports, “Australia has selected the Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules for its Project Air 7404 Phase 1 requirement, the country’s Department of Defence announced on November 1.” Government approval will be sought for the purchase in 2023. Australia currently uses 12 C-130Js which began operation in 1999, with the newer Super Hercules being the “only option that meets all of Australia’s capability requirements and assures Defence’s medium air mobility capability without introducing substantial cost, schedule, and capability risk.”
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