Philippines Orders Three C-130J-30 Super Hercules Tactical Airlifters

C-130J-30 boasts an additional 5m cargo space
  • Defensemirror.com Bureau
  • 07:14 AM, October 20, 2023
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Philippines Orders Three C-130J-30 Super Hercules Tactical Airlifters
C-130J-30 Super Hercules tactical airlifter @Lockheed Martin

The Republic of the Philippines Department of National Defense announced the acquisition of three C-130J-30 Super Hercules tactical airlifters from Lockheed Martin through a Direct Commercial Sale.

The three aircraft are scheduled for delivery in 2026.

The Philippines Air Force (PAF) currently manages a diverse fleet of legacy C-130s to support critical humanitarian, military, and natural disaster relief missions spanning the Indo-Pacific region. With the introduction of the C-130J-30, the PAF will leverage the extended version of the C-130J, which boasts an additional 15 feet (5 meters) of cargo space.

Lockheed Martin has signed an agreement with Kencoa Aerospace Corporation to support C-130J global supply chain.

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