First Super Hercules arrives in Indonesia
Lockheed Martin handed the first of five C-130J-30 Super Hercules tactical airlifters over to the Indonesian Air Force (IDAF) during a ceremony, commemorating a new era in Hercules operations for this long-standing C-130 operator.
IDAF's new C-130J-30s offer increased cargo capacity, speed, range, power, performance, and lower operating costs over its legacy C-130s to support the air force’s wide range of mission requirements for decades to come.
IDAF will receive a total of five Super Hercules tactical airlifters, this first one to be followed by deliveries in July, October, and January 2024.
Indonesia has been operating C-130s since the 1960s, using its Hercules fleet for critical national and regional missions such as delivering humanitarian aid and disaster relief, as well as providing military and peacekeeping support around the Pacific Rim. (cj)