A RAAF C-130H Hercules in Iraq in 2008 (Image © Australian DoD/DMO)

Nine Australian C-130s to Indonesia

UPDATE 22 NOVEMBER 2013: The Indonesian government cancelled all military co-operation (temporarily) with Australia on 1 January 2014, out of anger of Australian espionage of highly placed officials including the Indonesian president. The Indonesian move will very likely cause cancellation or delay of at least the latter five C-130s.

Nine former Royal Australian Air Force C-130H Hercules will soldier on with the Indonesian Defence Forces, according to a press release by the Australian government on July 26th, 2013.

On that day five C-130s were offered at at discount rate and the two countries signed an pre-sale document. Four other Herculeses are already in the process of being transferred as part of an earlier agreement.

,,The sale of a further five C-130H transport aircraft will further enhance Indonesia’s capacity to respond to natural disasters and humanitarian crisis”, writes an Australian government press spokesperson.

Source: Australian Government

A RAAF C-130H Hercules in Iraq in 2008 (Image © Australian DoD/DMO)
A RAAF C-130H Hercules in Iraq in 2008 (Image © Australian DoD/DMO)